Republican legislators in the state have recently proposed a bill that calls for the legalization of medical marijuana.
On Thursday, Jan. 18, Jeremy Faison and Steve Dickerson proposed SB 1710 the “Medical Cannabis Act” to the state legislature. This legalization would allow people with PTSD, Alzheimers, Parkinson’s, cancer and other specific diseases to be treated for their illnesses by medicines which contain cannabis product. The patient would need to be registered to receive treatment in that manner and would carry a card that when inserted into a chip reader would display details about when the person purchased cannabis products and how much was bought.
The legislation then defines which parts of the cannabis plant would be legalized and how much could be given as doses. It also describes the licensing that medical providers would need to go through to be allowed to prescribe the drug, therefore not making it mandatory as a treatment plan.
According to Alternet.org there are two types of cannabis plants. One plant, marijuana, produces THC, the chemical that provides a high to the user. The