Medical marijuana is starting to gain attention around the country as Colorado becomes the first state to legalize it for recreational use. It’s opening the door more for the state to experiment with its medical uses. About 100 families from other states have migrated to Colorado specifically for marijuana treatment. One mother named Heather Jackson reported that the treatment has helped stop her son Zaki from having constant seizures.

Medical marijuana is starting to gain attention around the country as Colorado becomes the first state to legalize it for recreational use. It’s opening the door more for the state to experiment with its medical uses. About 100 families from other states have migrated to Colorado specifically for marijuana treatment. One mother named Heather Jackson reported that the treatment has helped stop her son Zaki from having constant seizures.

Marijuana Deregulation
In November 2012 Colorado voters legalized marijuana’s recreational use, although it remains illegal under federal law. The state’s first commercial pot shops will open in January 2014. The Denver City Council has also voted to loosen rules on the drug, allowing people to smoke it on their property but not in public. This deregulation has attracted many “marijuana refugees” who have fled other states due to strict laws.

Medical Benefits
A medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado Springs called Indispensary sells oil and food products derived from marijuana. The oil is called Charlotte’s Web and has a honey-like amber appearance. This oil is low in THC but high in cannabidiol (CBD), which has a variety of medical uses.

Part of the problem with learning about marijuana’s medical benefits is that its illegal status has made it difficult for scientists to study the drug. Colorado physician Dr. Margaret Gedde recently did a survey with a small sample of eleven families whose members with seizures used CBD oil. Eight of the families saw the seizures completely go away. Dr. Gedde regularly prescribes the oil to patients.

In August 2013 Annie Koozer moved her family from Tennessee to Colorado so that her 2 year old daughter Piper could get treatment for a rare genetic problem called Aicardi syndrome. After the first month the parents saw minor improvement and decided to continue the treatment.

Summary
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Colorado Becoming New Hope for Medical Marijuana Use
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Colorado allows the recreational use of marijuana hence it provides better options to state for experiment with its medical uses. Checkout marijuana deregulation's effect on marijuana refugees.
Author

Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Santa Ana. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time.

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