For decades, controversy and debate has been going about the legality of cannabis. In general, it is illegal to use, consume, possess, cultivate, trade or transfer cannabis in many countries. Since the widespread of its prohibition in the middle of the 20th century, many countries have not re-legalized it for personal consumption, even though over then countries tolerate its use and cultivation in restricted quantities. Cannabis is legal in countries such as Canada, Belgium, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Israel and 16 states in the United States of America.
The restrictions and regulations of the sale of Cannabis sativa as medication started as early as the year 1860. Increased restrictions and labeling it as a poison began in a lot of US states from the year 1906 onward and prohibitions started in the 20s. During the mid 30s, Cannabis was regulated as a drug in each state, which includes 35 states adopting the Uniform State Narcotic Drug Act. These days, researches and patient testimonies have alerted many people to the benefits that legal cannabis can provide to people suffering from various illnesses when their usual medications do not seem to work for them anymore. These patients have their doctor’s recommendations that cannabis is good for treating their ailments. The clinical evidences strongly suggest that medical cannabis can provide relief to many symptoms.
In states where cannabis is legal, a patient needs a cannabis card that he or she can use to buy or even cultivate his or her own hemp solely for medical purposes. Many of these states require patients who want to use marijuana to register first. Before you can get a cannabis card, you have to go to your doctor for recommendation. You need to provide proof that you have a condition that can be treated by using marijuana. A $150 fee is required for your card. The office will issue a recommendation certificate and in most cases a plastic ID card which is valid for one year.
Remember that it is not necessary to have the state ID card but comes in handy only in case you are stopped by law enforcers and have to prove that you are a qualified patient. Nevertheless, many clinics that issue recommendations have a 24-hour automated verification lines that law enforcers can call anytime. A cannabis card may offer you a sense of hope to fight your medical symptoms in the event that the drugs you use before no longer seems to work for you.