What is “Medical Marijuana”?
Oregon voters have decided that people who have certain medical conditions can get a prescription from a physician (M.D. or D.O. only) to use marijuana medicinally. Marijuana is useful as medicine for reducing pain, nausea and anxiety; for reducing pressure in the eye related to glaucoma; and for controlling seizure disorders.
Under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, 11,104 patients have registered to use marijuana medicinally, and 5,342 “caregivers” have been certified to grow marijuana to provide to registered patients. If you think you may qualify for the program, you should consult your physician.
Although medical marijuana is legal in Oregon and several other states, marijuana is still considered a Schedule 1 (highly illegal) substance by the federal government. Because of this, it is worthwhile to consult with an experienced attorney as you prepare to use the OMMP, to be sure that you are not exposing yourself to legal liability.
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