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If cannabis is illegal, how do patients in some states in the United States us it?

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Though federal law prohibits the use of Cannabis, the map above shows the states and territories that have legalized Cannabis for medical purposes. Some other states have legalized only one ingredient in Cannabis, such as cannabidiol (CBD), and these states are not included in the map. Medical marijuana laws vary from state to state. Some of the main differences in Florida as compared to other medical marijuana states are:

  • Florida patients are not allowed to grow their own plants for personal consumption.
  • Florida patients are not allowed edibles.
  • Florida sells no dried buds, no edibles, no fresh plants, (which offer enormous health benefits when juiced or eaten raw). 
  • Florida patients are required to have a 90 day relationship with their certified marijuana doctor before they can purchase marijuana.
  • Although vaporizing is allowed, it is illegal to smoke marijuana in Florida. This is a hotly contested topic, as marijuana has been smoked for thousands of years, and is one of the fastest delivery methods and easiest dosing methods, as smaller amounts can be used and within minutes effects are felt.  Also, in a UCLA study by Dr. Donald Tashkin smoked marijuana appeared to provide a protective effect against lung cancer among heavy cannabis smokers who were also heavy cigarette smokers, and found no connection to smoked marijuana and lung cancer.