Marijuana’s recorded use as a medicine goes back nearly 5,000 years, and modern medical research has confirmed beneficial uses for marijuana. The oldest known written record on cannabis use comes from the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung in 2727 B.C. Ancient Greeks and Romans were also familiar with cannabis, while in the Middle East, use spread throughout the Islamic empire to North Africa. In 1545 cannabis spread to the western hemisphere where Spaniards imported it to Chile for its use as fiber. In North America, cannabis in the form of hemp was grown on many plantations for use in rope, clothing and paper.
Research shows medical marijuana may help:
Cancer, Insomnia, Epilepsy, Anorexia, Glaucoma, Arthritis, Withdrawn from Drugs, Anxiety, Migraines, AIDS, Asthma, Chronic Pain, Premenstrual Tension, Nausea, Headache, Depression and Poor Appetite.
The acquisition, possession, cultivation, manufacturing, delivery, transfer, transportation, supplying, selling, distributing, or dispensing medical marijuana under state law is lawful only if done in strict compliance with the requirements of the State medical marijuana Act (“Act”), AZ Revised Statutes Title 36, Chapter 28.1 and AZ Administrative Code Title 9, Chapter 17. Any failure to comply with the Act may result in revocation of the registry identification card Updated 06/11/2015 20 of 22 or registration certificate issued by the AZ Department of Health Services, and possible arrest, prosecution, imprisonment and fines for violation of state drug laws.
Poly Drug Use and Contraindications
When cannabis and alcohol are consumed at the same time the user may experience nausea or vomiting. In some individuals it can cause panic, anxiety or paranoia. It can induce psychotic symptoms in individuals susceptible to that condition. There is also evidence to suggest that their concurrent use causes faster absorption of the (THC), which is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis causing it to have a more pronounced effect, this effect is called “greening out” and is unpleasant, with symptoms such as abnormal sweating, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. It is most likely to occur when the alcohol is consumed first.