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These pictures show marijuana, also known as cannabis or weed, in varying stages of growth, processing, and use. You may be concerned about plants you find growing in and around your home. Or, you may wonder whether what you discovered in your child’s room is marijuana or indicates your child may be using marijuana.
Close Up of Marijuana Bud
If you find plants around your home that look similar to the marijuana plant in the photo, someone in your household is trying to grow their own weed. The plants have changed considerably in recent decades as they have been bred to produce more buds.
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Your child’s involvement in marijuana may have just been a passing curiosity, or it may be more than that. Before you react, you need to assess just what your child’s level of involvement is with marijuana.
Department of Health and Human Services.
Drug Enforcement Administration: “Drug Schedules.”
Side effects that have been reported include:
How do you get medical marijuana?
National Institute on Drug Abuse: “Drug Facts: Is Marijuana Medicine?” “Is Marijuana Addictive?”
Limited research suggests cannabinoids might:
“The greatest amount of evidence for the therapeutic effects of cannabis relate to its ability to reduce chronic pain, nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy, and spasticity [tight or stiff muscles] from MS,” Bonn-Miller says.
He shared some background on medical marijuana’s uses and potential side effects.
For a searchable map of all Florida dispensaries, see: Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers.
SHORT ANSWER: Low-THC cannabis, defined by Florida law, only contains 8% or less THC and more than 10% CBD. Regular cannabis is not subject to cannabinoid limits and/or ratios.
Where are Florida patients allowed to purchase medical marijuana?
According to the policy manual, probable cause means:
Interestingly, the TSA recently added an additional line to its website page regarding medical marijuana:
In addition to the qualifying conditions above, Senate Bill 8A allows for treatment of other “diagnosable, debilitating conditions of like, kind, or class” (such as anxiety, depression, and migraines), as well as terminal conditions (diagnosed by a physician other than the physician issuing certification) and chronic nonmalignant pain (defined as pain caused by a qualifying medical condition that persists beyond the usual course of that condition).