The world is finally catching up with marijuana. A bipartisan Senate legislation will remove federal prosecution for users in states where the drug is legal. Several states have legalized medical marijuana. And a few states have included recreational use. This Bill will be quite useful for many states. This is a step in the right direction. The benefits of medical marijuana are undeniable and this new Bill proves it. As the marijuana world becomes more open, more and more persons will benefit from the healing component in the cannabis drug.
What the Senate Bill will change
This new Bill will protect marijuana patients, doctors and businesses. All states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes can no longer prosecute. Persons who need marijuana will no longer need to fear using the drug. It will be federally legal to use the drug because of this new Bill.
Also, for years now marijuana has been classified as a most-dangerous drug. It has been under the Schedule I category for years. 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. This is a big move for marijuana. It is also a bold statement from the Senate as it recognizes the value of medical marijuana.
Michael Collins, policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance shared his sentiments on the Bill: “This bipartisan legislation allows states to set their own medical marijuana policies and ends the criminalization of patients, their families, and the caregivers and dispensary owners and employees who provide them their medicine.” It will be decriminalized for users. Decriminalized for growers. Decriminalized for medial marijuana dispensaries. Decriminalized for patients. Decriminalization of marijuana will also mean fewer restrictions on researchers. This will enable researchers to find out more about its potency and uncover more benefits of medical marijuana.
Will the Bill come to life?
The passing of this Bill will only be confirmed when it is passed. The good news is that this is a Bipartisan Bill. That should mean fewer naysayers. But, only time will tell.
Medical marijuana benefits are truly undeniable
This Bill is only on the table because of the numerous benefits of medical marijuana. Recreational users will talk about how marijuana helps them to relax. Some might not say relaxation is a benefit, but it is. Aside from recreational use, marijuana has many medical benefits. Diabetes, insomnia, migraines, multiple sclerosis and anxiety are only a few of the many medical benefits. There is also marijuana cancer treatment. Marijuana cannabis is quite a versatile drug with many uses and benefits. As it becomes more accepted more benefits could be discovered. This Bill will help to make that possible.