Marijuana is the hottest debate these days. The debate can get very lively in popular Marijuana Forums. People are continuously talking about the pros and cons of medical marijuana. Some believe that marijuana, is supplied in a regulated amount can lead to revolutionary changes in the world of medicine. On the contrary, there are many believing that it can cause to some extensive damages and threats. Governments are now considering a complete plan and access regulation that will ensure the use of marijuana for medical purposes. These access regulations are implemented all around to save the world from the threatening impacts of marijuana and make it a medical substance.
Access to marijuana- Historical Background
1999 brought marijuana in the legal access. The use of medical marijuana was initially introduced in 1999, allowing marijuana to be used in medical treatments. At that time, marijuana was only to be prescribed by the practitioners. Individuals were not allowed to possess marijuana. Later in 2000, it was permitted that the individuals having medical complexities, have the right to possess marijuana. Then came the problems, people started using marijuana as for addiction illegally.
Governments started finding the solution to this problem. They started with the industries and forced them to produce marijuana in a controllable amount. Marijuana was restricted in the limitation of medical demands. These solutions were given by Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). Time brought drastic changes and alarming results. People started using marijuana as addiction even after all the security measures. Then in the end, earlier in 2015 Supreme Courts of many countries rejected marijuana and considered it as addiction substance.
Countries tried their best to restrict marijuana for the medical purposes. They came up with many organizations and plans to do so. Summing up all these plans, it can be concluded that all around the world; governments are working on these two points.
Having a check and balance on the production of marijuana on an industrial level.
Having a complete record of the individuals that are entitled to use marijuana. It can be useful in limiting the production according to medical needs.
These points are no doubt, the golden rules for the peaceful and blissful use of marijuana. But the governments have to work very hard with law enforcement agencies, medical licensing departments, and municipal committees.
Role of medical practitioners
The marijuana controlling departments also implored medical practitioners to play their positive role in the use of marijuana for safe purposes. Following were the restrictions implemented.
Practitioners will be issued a medical license and only the licensed practitioners can prescribe use of marijuana.
A complete record of patient’s personal and medical history.
Provide an estimated amount of marijuana in grams that are to be produced to satisfy the marijuana needs of every practitioner.
Check and balance
The law enforcement agencies and the check and balance chiefs in this matter. They are supposed to look after all the above rules. They are supposed to check industries, practitioners and medical licensing authorities and balance the production of marijuana according to every department.