At long last Proposition 203 Arizona has paved the way for the acceptance of medical marijuana as a curative remedy. No longer will patients suffering from chronic pain and devastating diseases have to acquire marijuana through illicit means. Thanks to the proposition, they can now legally get these through legally designated dispensaries. Some could even grow their own plants provided that they comply with the law. Among the notable safety provisions of the law that would prevent substance abuse are the provisions mandating the Department of Health Services to create a regulatory system which would identify, register, and allow people who need these to avail of medical marijuana without the fear of going to jail.
It is a breakthrough that must be celebrated by those who have long used marijuana as a medicinal solution. All that the patients have to do is to consult with their doctor and have the doctors prescribe medicinal marijuana to them. They would then use this and submit it to the AZ DHS for registration along with their identification documents. Once these have been processed, they would be given a registry ID card which is like their license to buy medical marijuana.
Critics however argue that allowing medical marijuana through Proposition 203 Arizona stands to encourage the usage of other drugs. Proponents disagree and note that regulation and decriminalization are the most viable solution to America’s growing drug problem. By decriminalizing the legitimate usage of marijuana, proponents believe that people who use marijuana would no longer have to resort to criminal channels just to avail of these. Much has been done yet much needs to be done in order to stymie America’s drug problem. Advocates believe that this is the right step to a future that is free from fear and pain. For now, thousands of people in pain don’t really care and only hope to see their pain relieved.