Medical cannabis should be legal to treat epilepsy

Marijuana and its legal status is a hot-button issue these days, with Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, the state of Washington and Washington D.C. recently legalizing non-medical use of marijuana. Medical marijuana, used for real medical afflictions like epilepsy, inflammatory diseases and neurodegenerative diseases, should be legal nationwide. You might think medical marijuana is just an excuse to sell legal weed and, for the most part, I agree. However, there exists true medical marijuana: cannabis oil from strains high in Cannabidiol (CBD), used to treat patients with epilepsy. Some of the biggest obstacles to nationwide access to medical marijuana are antiquated beliefs regarding cannabis, illogical fears about potential damage caused by cannabis, as well as news and talk shows pushing these dark age ideas. CBD is a powerful chemical in cannabis plants that has numerous medicinal properties. CBD helps patients control nausea and vomiting, it contains anti-inflammatory properties, relieves anxiety and fights...

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