Congress Just Passed A Very Important Medical Pot Provision

32993072_sFor starters, researchers have decades’ worth of studies focused on the dangers of marijuana to sift through with a corresponding snippet of data concerning the benefits of marijuana use. Although new trials are under way examining marijuana’s potential benefits, it could be years before the data is given time to mature and researchers (along with lawmakers) feel comfortable making those side-by-side comparisons.

As noted by The Huffington Post, the Senate committee passed the measure as an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill for fiscal 2016. Though every medical marijuana-legal state has a list of approved indications, terminal cancers, advanced kidney diseases, and glaucoma tend to be among the more common ailments that lead to a patient being allowed access to medical marijuana.

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