Medical Marijuana Could Help Save Lives In Florida

While Florida was one of the key focal points for a Donald Trump victory, it also had some victories of it’s own—at least for 71 percent of the population. Amendment 2, the medical marijuana, amendment also passed on election night. The amendment passed with 71 percent of the population voted yes on it and opens up a lot more questions with how this drug will be regulated and implemented.

All across the United States, states have been passing a law allowing doctors to use medical marijuana to help those who are in too much pain to function on a day-to-day basis. Many of the patients are those who are diagnosed with cancer and the chemotherapy causes a lack of appetite. But how well does medical marijuana work and what does it mean for patients?

In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 photo, pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes buds are displayed at the medical marijuana dispensary owned by Tim Blake near Laytonville, Calif. Blake supports the passage of Proposition 64, the Nov. 8 ballot initiative which would legalize the recreational use of marijuana, saying it’s the next big step for an industry emerging from the shadows. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

“It depends on the diagnosis,” Dr. Joseph Rosado, who has been a big proponent of medicinal marijuana, said. “The THC helps with the nausea, anorexia and it addresses the nausea and the vomiting. It will also help them replenish their energy because they are able to eat. The CBD, the studies have shown, can cause shrinking of the tumors. “

Cancer isn’t the only disease that can be treated by medical marijuana Rosado said. It treats many other diseases such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Crohns and multiple sclerosis.

In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 photo, a

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