What Is Medical Marijuana?
When people talk about medical marijuana, they’re referring to any part of a marijuana plant used to alleviate any health problem. People don’t use this to get high, but rather to ease their medical symptoms.
When cannabis is legally sold as medicine, it is typically no different from the type used for pleasure. However, new strains of medical marijuana have been specially developed with fewer chemicals that cause euphoria and more chemicals thought to provide other health benefits.
In the following slides, you will learn information about
the chemicals that make up medical marijuana,
how cannabis affects the brain,
side effects that accompany the drug,
what manufactured drugs have been developed based on marijuana’s chemical properties,
the laws for states that have legalized medical marijuana, and
the use of medical marijuana to treat children.