Marijuana as medication has been embraced by 28 states nationwide (including Washington D.C.), and by doctors and experts who now agree that there is benefit in using it for certain ailments. Only 6% of studies on marijuana analyze its medicinal purposes, so at the very least new legislation opens the door on more research.
Cannabidol (CBD), the non-high cannabis compound, and Tetrahyrdrocannibinol (THC) which is the compound that results in the typical high are at least two active chemicals in marijuana that researchers believe have medicinal applications. There are also other parts of the bud that provide relief through aromatherapy. Besides bringing general joy to the user, Marijuana has many benefits that are only just now being understood and discovered. The research and legislation look promising, but of course with any de-regulation, progress is made in small steps. But, with so many medical applications, the power of marijuana is becoming impossible to ignore!