Tags: Marijuana Legalization | legalizing | weed | marijuana | hawaii | tweets

Legalizing Weed: Tweets About Medical Marijuana Legalization in Hawaii

By    |   Saturday, 04 Apr 2015 03:34 PM

Hawaii Senate Bill 862 was passed in 2000, legalizing medical use of marijuana in that state. But just because the state passed a law legalizing weed, that doesn't mean just anybody can use it.

The use of marijuana and related products, commonly known as medical marijuana or medical cannabis, is associated with the treatment of several diseases. Cannabis products have been used throughout history to treat various illnesses, but the practice has become controversial in current times. Although use of marijuana to assist patients with serious diseases and chronic conditions has been shown to have many advantages, usage medical marijuana has not been endorsed by the American Medical Association (AMA).

Urgent: Should Marijuana Be Legalized in All States?

Medical marijuana refers to using the substance cannabis as therapy to alleviate the symptoms of various diseases and conditions. Although the use of this popular recreational drug is controversial as a legitimate medical drug, several doctors have advocated using marijuana for patients who suffer from specific conditions. Several states have adopted laws to allow the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, according to the Drug Policy Alliance, most have conditions for eligibility to purchase and use the drug.

Hawaiian law allows caregivers over the age of 18 to manage the marijuana use of their charges. In order to qualify to use medicinal marijuana in Hawaii, a person must have been diagnosed with one or more of the following conditions: cachexia, cancer, chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy (and other seizure disorders), glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis (and other disorders involving spasticity), and nausea.

Hawaiians have tweeted their reactions to the legalization of medical marijuana in their state:







Vote Now: How Do You Feel About Marijuana Legalization?











Tell Us: Should the Government Legalize Marijuana?

Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have passed laws allowing medical marijuana use; however, efforts to change federal laws prohibiting any use of marijuana have not yet been successful.

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
FastFeatures
Hawaii Senate Bill 862 was passed in 2000, legalizing medical use of marijuana in that state. But just because the state passed a law legalizing weed, that doesn't mean just anybody can use it.
legalizing, weed, marijuana, hawaii, tweets
501
2015-34-04
Saturday, 04 Apr 2015 03:34 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved