Marijuana, weed, Pot, ganja, whatever name you call it, it has come a long way. The herb is a very potent plant that has been tried and tested by many researchers and medical practitioners. There are a wide variety of medical marijuana benefits. It is used to provide treatment to several diseases and illnesses. And caregivers of family members and loved ones who need medical marijuana treatment have lobbied with senators to get a legal change that allows them to access Pot without the fear of federal punishment.
Recently, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and New Jersey’s Cory Booker joined in with the families to petition support for the bipartisan Bill that will remove the restrictions for patients in need of medical marijuana.
Patients Get Access to Pot Without Fear of Prosecution
Senators Gillibrand and Booker introduced the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act. This new Act will bring several changes to the legislation of the cannabis drug. Firstly, it would allow each state to set their own policy in regards to medical marijuana. Secondly, marijuana cannabis would be removed from Schedule I and placed in Schedule II. Drugs under Schedule I have no benefit. And clearly this is not the case with marijuana. The changes would mean that marijuana would now be under Schedule II. Under Schedule II, these drugs have been identified as having medical benefits. Thirdly, CARERS would allow each state to import Cannabidiol as a treatment for epilepsy and seizure disorders.
The CARERS Act would also allow doctors in the Department of Veteran Affairs to prescribe cannabis to military veterans. Under this new Act, marijuana dispensaries will be able to access financial and banking services. Finally, the Act will remove bureaucratic red tape that prohibited research on Pot.
Medical Marijuana or Pot Benefits are Countless
Scientists have discovered marijuana benefits for treatment of various medical issues. Marijuana treatment is used for diabetes, anti-aging, anxiety and there’s even marijuana cancer treatment. A few parents and caregivers who joined in to support Senators Gillibrand and Booker spoke to how marijuana helped their loved ones to battle illness. And how they were looking to try cannabis to treat them. Dravet Syndrome, an epilepsy condition, the Aicardi Syndrome and childhood epilepsy known as Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome are a few of the diseases that were mentioned.
Hemp.org reported: “I am proud to stand alongside Senators Gillibrand and Booker to support their leadership in ending the federal ban on marijuana as a medicine,” said Paula Notari, whose daughter Emma was diagnosed with a rare form of severe epilepsy, Ohtahara’s Syndrome and passed away a few weeks after her birth. “No family should have to endure the loss of a child like we did with our precious Emma Rose.”