Medical Information

Obama’s New Medicinal Marijuana Policy

Medical Information, News

WASHINGTON – Federal drug agents won’t pursue pot-smoking patients or their sanctioned suppliers in states that allow medical marijuana, under new legal guidelines to be issued Monday by the Obama administration. Two Justice Department officials described the new policy to The Associated Press, saying prosecutors will be told it is not a good use of their time to arrest people who use or provide medical marijuana in strict compliance with state law. The guidelines to be issued by the department do, however, make it clear that agents will go after people whose marijuana distribution goes beyond what is permitted under state law or use medical marijuana as a cover for other crimes, the officials said.

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The Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act

Medical Information, State Information

New Mexico created the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act to allow the beneficial use of medical cannabis in a regulated system for alleviating symptoms caused by debilitating medical conditions and their medical treatments.

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The Medical Value of Cannabis

Medical Information, Usage

The cannabis plant has a long history of medicinal use, with evidence dating back to 2,737 BCE. According to New Mexico State Department of Health, cannabis is frequently beneficial in the treatment of the following conditions:

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