Even with no pun intended it is hard to ignore the thriving business environment surrounding the production and sale of medical marijuana. With MMJ now legalized in 15 states and the District of Columbia, the market is expanding vigorously.check out HAVEN™ Cannabis Dispensary – Downtown Long Beach
Treating a Variety of Ailments
THC, the active ingredient in marijuana has been shown to effectively treat a number of conditions. It can reduce nausea, insomnia, neurogenic pain and movement disorders and the symptoms of glaucoma. It may be useful in controlling the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, migraines and fibromyalgia. Recent studies have indicated that THC prevents the formation of deposits of plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Of course more research is essential in determining which conditions medical marijuana can help, but even this short list is encouraging.
Not Just Smoking
Medical marijuana opponents object strongly to the most common method of ingestion: smoking. However, there are many safer ways to ingest marijuana. Marijuana can be inhaled in a vaporized form and added to food after being processed into hemp oil. Both methods bypass the potential risks involved in any form of smoking.
Who Can Grow It?
One of the challenges of getting medical marijuana is figuring out who is allowed to grow it, and how much they can grow. The states that have legalized marijuana for medical use have implemented standards for whether an individual is allowed to grow or possess marijuana and how much. For the dispensary issues are a little more complex.
California allows patients and carers to form cooperatives to grow the plants, but much of the product that reaches the market is grown on small “farms” that are still operating outside the law.
A large store recently opened in Sacramento , CA, that specializes in information and supplies. The store does not sell any marijuana, nor any plants. Some plants are on display but are owned by licensed persons and will be removed before they bud.
a bit of work involved in opening a medical marijuana dispensary. The requirements are a bit different in each of the states where the sale of medical marijuana is legalised. Businesses must apply for a license and provide evidence that either the business owns the storefront, or the leaser has approved the business. Some states require drafting a safety plan, or requesting tax documents, and so on.
One of the biggest challenges these legal businesses face is obtaining the full range of business services, such as merchant accounts for processing credit card sales or bank accounts, as marijuana is only lawful at the state level, not at the federal level.
Perhaps the strongest argument to which the government will respond is the potential tax base to be generated by medical marijuana. In rough economic times every type of much-needed income is hard to turn away.