The term medical marijuana refers to using the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat symptoms of illness and other conditions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not recognized or approved the marijuana plant as medicine.
However, scientific study of the chemicals in marijuana, called cannabinoids, has led to two FDA-approved medications that contain cannabinoid chemicals in pill form. Continued research may lead to more medications.
Because the marijuana plant contains chemicals that may help treat a range of illnesses and symptoms, many people argue that it should be legal for medical purposes. In fact, a growing number of states have legalized marijuana for medical use.
With the passing of State Question 788, Medical Marijuana cultivation, processing, transportation, distribution, dispensing, and usage has become legal. Oklahoma residents who have an approved Medical Marijuana patient license are eligible to purchase Medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary. All Medical Marijuana sold in Oklahoma must be grown in Oklahoma, which includes smokeables, vapables, edible, tinctures, balms, lotions, oils, etc etc. This means that there will be a bit of time between receiving your license to purchase Medical Marijuana and being able to actually purchase it at a dispensary, like The Peak.
While you’re waiting for your patient license to be approved and for Medical Marijuana to hit our store shelves, you can learn more about marijuana and the many medical uses that you might use it for.
WHAT IS MEDICAL MARIJUANA?
According to DrugAbuse.gov, Medical Marijuana is, “the use of the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat symptoms of illness and other conditions.” It is also important to note that The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not recognized or approved the marijuana plant as medicine as it is still Federally illegal. With that being said, scientific studies have shown that the chemicals in marijuana, known as cannabinoids, are effective at helping patients with a wide range of medical issues.
SYMPTOMS MARIJUANA IS USED TO HELP ALLEVIATE
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- And More!