Pain,Multiple sclerosis,Symptom,Disease,Cannabis (drug),Psychoactive drug,Epilepsy,Medical cannabis

Medical marijuana for kids: Often, no clear path, legally and practically

January 2, 2017
in Kids

A jar of cannabis inside a Good Meds medical cannabis center in Lakewood, Colo. (Matthew Staver/For the Washington Post) ??Across the country, thousands of children use medical marijuana for a range of ailments including intractable epilepsy, pain, anxiety and symptoms of multiple sclerosis. As the number of pediatric medical users grows, so do issues that confront parents, patients, doctors and policymakers. There are no federal laws specifically covering children’s use of medical marijuana, and state laws on the subject are a complex and sometimes contradictory patchwork. Twenty-nine states and the District have made medical marijuana of all kinds legal. Among those state is Maryland, which has not yet set up a system for distribution. Another 15 states, including Virginia, allow people to use cannabis containing high levels of CBD and low levels of the psychoactive component THC. In large part, these laws...

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