USA: Marijuana was legalized for medical purposes in 33 states


Thirty-three states and Washington, DC, allow marijuana for medical purposes, although their approaches can significantly differ. Some allow medical marijuana dispensaries and home cultivation. Others only allow home cultivation. And some allow dispensaries but not home cultivation. There’s a growing body of research supporting marijuana’s use for medical purposes. Some studies and anecdotal evidence suggest marijuana can be used for various medical problems, including pain, nausea and loss of appetite, Parkinson’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis. But a review of the evidence from…

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