By Ellen Lenox Smith
Will I be Allowed to Use Medical Cannabis in my State?
Many states have programs, but you must have a certain condition to qualify. To find more information about the qualifying conditions in your state, visit https://norml.org/laws/medical-laws/.
If your condition(s) qualify, the next step would be to contact your Department of Health and fill out the necessary form, normally available online to download.
Will My Cannabis Be Covered By Insurance?
Currently, five states — Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, and New York – explicitly allow for employees to have their medical cannabis expenses reimbursed. By contrast, seven states expressly prohibit workers’ compensation insurance from reimbursing medical marijuana-related costs: Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Florida, North Dakota, Ohio, and Washington.
Should I Use a real Cannabis Product or a CBD Product made from Hemp?
Here are the main distinctions between a real cannabis product and a CBD product made from hemp.
- CBD from hemp – less than .3%THC and legal to purchase in most states.
- CBD from the cannabis – over.3% THC and a medical card must be obtained to use
- CBD products from hemp will, in time, create a positive urine result since it does contain THC in smaller percentages.
Children with seizures – about 6 months success with hemp CBD but in time, some research suggests that the cannabis plant is needed with the THC for an effective form of treatment for many patients.