The Benefits of Medical Marijuana | Temecula, Murrieta & Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney
Using Medical Marijuana is legal in a few states. Some people can legally possess certain amounts of marijuana under California law, but those distribute may face various criminal charges. Many members of the medical community believe that the drug should be available to patients because it has health benefits. Details about how it is beneficial to the well-being of people who suffer from various diseases and conditions are below.
Glaucoma: According to a National Eye Institute study, smoking marijuana lowers intraocular pressure in persons with glaucoma. The drug slows the progression of the disease and can help prevent blindness.
Cancer: Scientists discovered that cannabidiol may help prevent the spread of cancer. It does this by turning off the Id-1 gene. Research subjects in a study were treated with cannabidiol and the cancerous cells had decreased Id-1 expression and were less aggressive.
Arthritis: Researchers found that marijuana alleviates arthritis and reduces inflammation. The participants in a study received a cannabinoid-based medicine and after two weeks they experienced pain reduction.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Marijuana is a treatment for PTSD in a number of states and the United States Government recently permitted it to be used in the smoked or vaporized form to treat veterans who suffer from the condition.
Despite the medical benefits and its popularity as a recreational drug, the sell or distribution of marijuana is still illegal in California. The state has gone through many reforms of the marijuana law, and as of January 1, 2011 the possession of as small as 1 ounce is a violation punishable by $100 fine.
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If you have been arrested for selling or distributing marijuana in Riverside County, call our office for a free consultation. Since we opened our office in 1999, we have developed extensive experience in handling cases relating to possession of marijuana for sell.
Our office is located in Murrieta, California and we serve people in Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Winchester, Perris, Hemet, Corona and all other Riverside County areas.