The implementation of medical marijuana legalization is spreading across the United States. Massachusetts has become the 18th state in the country to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.
The new law takes effect on Jan. 1, and will allow a patient diagnosed with certain debilitating medical conditions–such as, cancer, glaucoma, Crohn’s, Parkinson’s, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, among others–to be able to possess and use up to a 60-day supply of marijuana. (Massachusetts Department of Public Health has yet to determine how much marijuana that will consist of.)
More and more states are accepting marijuana as a genuine medicine with the ability to ease pain and heal. It has begun to appear that the Federal government will have to revise its laws against marijuana and begin to acknowledge its medicinal viability.