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I'm honestly not sure which post you're referring to; I apologize. Are you referring to the post that focused on buprenorphine and in the 2nd paragraph used marijuana and synthetic cannabinoids as a rough example of partial/full agonist medications?

If you're asking if marijuana is medically ok for you to take, that is something I cannot legally tell you; I'm not an MD, nor have I met you as a pharmacy patient.

If your question is concerning the law, on the other hand, it depends on which state you live in (keep in mind that even though many states have legalized medical and even recreational marijuana use and others have decriminalized possession of marijuana, it still remains illegal at a federal level which means, technically if the DEA were so inclined, you could have a medical marijuana card from your state and still be charged federally with a crime, but this, to my knowledge, does not happen. Marijuana usage by medical patients with valid state licenses/cards is not a concern of the DEA at the moment, they do not have the man power to enforce it, nor have they shown any interest in doing so [there are strict regulations on who qualifies for medical marijuana, what forms are legal, how and where to obtain it, how and where to use it, and this all varies state to state]. I have not heard of any instance of a medical marijuana patient being charged federally. If anything, the DEA medical marijuana focus is on state sanctioned dispensaries or growing operations that aren't following protocols such as not carding, providing more than is allowed, or distributing across state lines… not the patients.

The product I said was made illegal was a synthetic cannabinoid that went by the street name 'spice' and went under the radar as it was marketed as incense and not for human consumption, but was being smoked. The original synthetic cannabinoids that were being marketed as products like spice were made illegal, and the DEA constantly monitors any attempts by illicit chemists (think Walter White) to create similar chemically similar entities. These synthetic cannabinoids were not found in marijuana and were extremely unsafe. THC (the psychoactive chemical in marijuana) and CBD (the popular new cannabinoid product being sold [not FDA approved or monitored meaning exact strengths aren't definitive, nor are the claims verified. Labels of CBD products are not regulated by the FDA. It is important to do your research on CBD as to which products are reputable, have had independent labs evaluate them, and have a user base that has at least anecdotal accounts of working]) are both natural cannabinoids found in marijuana plants. CBD is currently legal because, unlike THC, it is not psychoactive, and it is derived from industrial hemp plants, not marijuana plants.

If you are in a state that has legalized medical marijuana, you go through the proper steps to register as a patient and obtain all necessary paperwork/licensure, and follow your state's rules regarding obtaining, transporting, and using medical marijuana products, you aren't going to be arrested. Each state that has legalized medical marijuana has clear guidelines on what is necessary to become a legal patient and how to go about each of those steps. Your state government should have this information posted on it's .gov page (NY's, for example, is on it's health dot gov site). I don't know what state your in, but I live in NY which does things a bit different (we're a liberal state except for medication and drugs, which they seem to do things differently. Benzodiazepines are classed as a DEA schedule II narcotic despite them federally being classed less strictly. As far as medical marijuana goes, no plant materials or edibles are allowed. Smoking (combustion) is also not allowed. Currently, the marijuana that is being cultivated undergoes an industrial extraction process to produce oils for either vaporizing or for use in compounded capsules (how they can rationalize this as different from edibles is a little ridiculous to me, although I assume it is to prevent marketing, appeal to, or accidental ingestion by children).

If this hasn't answered your question, or if you need help in finding your state's regulations, please message me back!

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Yes, I was referring to normal marijuana for medical use I live in the state of Pennsylvania where it is legal I just recently registered and now I’m looking for a physician to sanction my registration wanted to make sure that normal Medical marijuana was safe to use , your reference to spice had me confused

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