Medical marijuana has been a hot topic for many years, but that does not mean you will find it in your average pharmacy. However, that may be about to change, because Walgreens is reconsidering their stance on medical marijuana.
The drugstore chain recently released a press release informing customers what they think about medical marijuana. While this may sound like a bad thing, the corporate giant did not have much negative to say about medicinal marijuana. Instead, they took an understanding and informative approach.
“The healing properties of marijuana are due to its high cannabidiol (CBD) content (the non-psychoactive component of cannabis that may be beneficial in treating pain, epileptic seizures and possibly psychoses),” was part of the statement released in the original Walgreens blog post. “Marijuana also contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a molecule that can stimulate appetite, decrease nausea, reduce pain and produce a psychoactive effect.”
The post does note the possible harm marijuana does to the lungs, but altogether, the post was fairly unbiased and left people to make their own decision about medical cannabis. It even promoted the use of medical cannabis for those that suffer from multiple sclerosis. Medical cannabis may have a promising future if this attitude starts a dialogue in the medical community.
With all of that being said, Walgreens is not and never has been a licensed provider of cannabis. Legal dispensaries, on the other hand, are licensed to distribute medicinal cannabis in all of the twenty-four states where such practice is lawful.