Helping those with legitimate health needs can be risky and dangerous.
Marijuana, rather its THC and CBD ingredients, seem to be effective medicines. They’re reported to help with chronic pain and nausea, epileptic seizures, anxiety, Parkinson’s Disease, PTSD, and IBD. There’s even some evidence that the drug’s pain reducing properties will help with the opioid epidemic — it can replace opioids that are highly addictive and can lead to death by overdosing.
With all this good news, 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form as of January of 2018. Very sensible, particularly since the drug — medical or recreational — has not been shown to have any negative side-effects. To top it off, as it becomes a fully legitimate and regulated industry, states can collect taxes on its sales.