Many laws are changing and more and more people are eligible to use medical cannabis. Medical cannabis has reportedly been useful for people with mental and physical diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, scoliosis, dystonia and severe or chronic pain, and can be used in pills, liquid, oil or vape form. Medical cannabis is now available to thousands of eligible people and, for these people, this is a revolutionary advancement.
There’s one big issue with cannabis laws: there’s a lot of distrust in the system. Because of this, many myths are spread and this can lead to misguidance for many people seeking a medical solution for their troubles.
The following are several common myths about medical cannabis debunked:
Myth #1: It’s better to buy cannabis from a street dealer
Truth: There are many beliefs that cannabis from retailers isn’t as strong as street-purchased cannabis. While there’s no clear evidence that this is true, however, street-purchased cannabis can lead to legal problems. Not only is it illegal to buy cannabis from a street dealer but cannabis retailers have to have a license to sell to customers — and the products must pass certain standards. It’s safer (by far) to buy from dispensaries.
Myth #2: You can use medical cannabis wherever you want
Truth: While the laws are changing, they haven’t made it possible for people to use cannabis wherever they want. For example, you may be able to use cannabis on your own property, however, you have to mind your distance from schools or youth centers.
Medical cannabis laws are always changing and it can be hard to keep up with them. You may need to reach out to someone with legal experience in medical cannabis laws who can help you with your legal rights.