The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. You’ve been approved for a medical marijuana card. We know that you are eager for relief, and we don’t blame you, but let’s cover a few updates from the marijuana industry while you get settled. You are about to buy and consume medical marijuana so it is important to get educated. The times are changing. The product quality is better, the laws are less strict, and the people are healthier because of it. But there’s actually, a lot more to it than that.

What is happening in the marijuana industry right now?
We can tell you that it is changing so quickly, it can be tough to keep up.

Researchers are finding that the marijuana plant has more healing potential than most pharmaceuticals, and doesn’t have any known side effects. This news is spreading rapidly and you are now one of about 2 million medical marijuana card holders in the United States. If you count both physiological and psychological symptoms, there are hundreds of illnesses that can be relieved through the use of medical marijuana. Even more, scientists are now breeding marijuana to be cultivated specifically to target a multitude of ailments. This means you can find a marijuana product tailored to meet your individual medical needs. These advances could completely revolutionize healthcare across the globe. Stay tuned.

Unfortunately, the story doesn’t end there. The Federal Government still considers marijuana to be a Schedule One substance. That means that those who have marijuana in their possession illegally will face the same prosecution as people who possess drugs like heroin and LSD. Schedule 1 drugs are classified as having a high abuse potential, with little to no medical benefit.

This may seem outrageous to you, as it does to many. Fortunately, as time passes we are seeing States legalize medical marijuana and even recreational marijuana in some areas. As for its classification as a Schedule One substance, there have only ever been 5 drugs rescheduled by the FDA. But things are moving forward.

With 28 states legalizing medical marijuana, it looks as though the people are starting to speak out about how they feel. More than half of the county is backing up marijuana as having legitimate medical uses. We’re now on the brink of even more States approving medical and recreational legalization. States like Colorado and Washington have already voted to make recreational marijuana legal for people over 21 years old. As exciting and relieving as that is, it is important to use due caution and understand the laws of your state. The federal government still considers this plant illegal, very illegal.