Cannabis or marijuana is a plant that is used as a psychoactive drug or medicine. When consumed, it induces mental and physical effects that include a heightened mood, relaxed state and increase in appetite. It is commonly taken in vapor form. The flower or plant is dried, smoked and the vapor is inhaled. There have been many proponents of marijuana for medical consumption. Doctors have been prescribing it for the management of chemotherapy-induced nausea vomiting for cancer patients. It is also used to manage pain and muscle spasms, improve appetite and induce sleep.
There have been many peer review studies by major medical organizations that support these claims. While the use of marijuana for recreational purposes is strictly prohibited, 23 out of 50 states in the US including DC have legalized medical marijuana. People can now buy medical marijuana from cannabis dispensaries in different preparations. However, one is only allowed to buy them in regulated amounts and with a doctor's prescription. This is a major breakthrough that is very much welcomed by cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. The State is ensuring that people do not abuse or misuse medical marijuana by legislating laws to ensure product safety and track the operations of dispensaries to account their inventory and sale.