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Improper use of medical marijuana could be a major problem

In Rhode Island, medical marijuana is available to certain individuals who have specific medical conditions. The use of this drug is thought to help alleviate some of the symptoms associated with various diseases and disorders. In order to lawfully have medical marijuana, a person must have a prescription from a doctor and a qualifying medical condition.

Just because the use of medical marijuana is legal in the state, it does not mean that just anyone can have it. The regulations surrounding the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes are strict, and improper use could lead to serious legal trouble. If you are facing marijuana-related criminal charges for this reason, you would be wise to secure defense help fast.

Who qualifies for medical marijuana?

Not everyone who is sick or in pain qualifies for medical marijuana. There is strict monitoring of the cultivation and distribution of the plants grown for medical purposes, and there is a short list of medical conditions that would qualify a person for the use of type of drug. The following conditions could be a valid reason to use medical marijuana in Rhode Island:

  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Cancer
  • HIV
  • Chronic or debilitating diseases
  • Seizures
  • Crohn's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease

If you qualify to use this drug or believe that you do, you would be wise to take the appropriate steps to secure the right permission and documentation. Not only will thus help you get the medication you need, it will protect your interests and prove that you are lawfully using the drug.

Inappropriate use of marijuana 

Improper or unlawful use of this drug can lead to serious criminal charges. Even if you are using the drugs for medicinal purposes, possession is still possession, and you could face grave consequences if convicted. You could also face criminal charges, even with a valid prescription for marijuana, if you drive while under the influence of the drug, sell it, give it to someone else or cultivate it without permission from the proper authorities.

A strong criminal defense 

Drug charges are serious, and you would be wise to take your legal situation seriously if facing charges related to the unlawful use of medical marijuana. You may not think it is a big deal, but in reality, you could benefit from a strong defense strategy. There is much at stake, but you do not have to navigate the criminal justice system on your own.

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