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Medical Marijuana 101

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Medical Marijuana 101What do I need to know about medical marijuana? How does it relate to my hysterectomy?

Medical marijuana, or medical cannabis, refers to the use of marijuana for medical purposes. As with any drug, it must be recommended by a licensed physician and used according to your physician's specific recommendations to be legal.

Medical vs. Recreational


Medical marijuana is typically inhaled, ingested, or in some cases applied topically. Even though many people smoke it, the FDA does not approve any form of smoking marijuana for medical use, and doctor's usually don't recommend it.

Medicinal use of marijuana is not the same as recreational use. If your physician recommends medical marijuana, you need to obtain the drug from a licensed dispensary or grower, or grow it yourself as instructed; either way, it must be medical-grade marijuana. Once you have it, be sure to prepare and use it exactly as your doctor instructs.

Acceptable Use


Acceptable uses of medical marijuana may vary from state to state and country to country. Almost all states in the United States that allow medicinal marijuana allow physicians to recommend it for epilepsy, seizures, glaucoma, and severe pain, while others will allow recommendation or insomnia, PMDD, PTSD, anxiety and depression, and psoriasis.

Drug Tests


Medical marijuana, no matter how it is ingested, will show up in drug tests. Metabolites can remain in the body for up to a month. Make sure your employer’s or prospective employer’s policies on medical marijuana allow its use. Some will accept its use—though not usually during working hours–with a recommendation, while others will not hire those who use medical marijuana. Also, be aware that some housing and apartment complexes specify “NO Medical Marijuana.”

Restrictions and United States Law


Just like with other controlled drugs, it is illegal to share medical marijuana with your friends or family. Do not try anyone else’s marijuana to see if it will work for you. Do not allow others to posses your medical marijuana unless they are registered caretakers or growers. And never take your medical marijuana across state lines. Even though it is legal in some states, the US Department of Justice still declares marijuana an illegal drug under the Controlled Substances Act (August 2013). The federal government generally lets the states enforce their own narcotics laws, but if anything goes awry, the federal government can and will step in and prosecute for violating or lacking strict regulations. Several dispensaries have been raided and closed, prosecuting the owners for selling to buyers without legitimate recommendations, selling marijuana laced with another drug, or even for selling marijuana to minors. If your doctor recommends medicinal marijuana, protect yourself from legal/health trouble by buying from a licensed dispenser/grower and follow all of your doctor’s instructions. Even so, be aware that the use of marijuana is illegal under federal law.


This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

05-07-2014 - 08:45 PM


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