annabis plants are the only plant species known to date to produce cannabinoid molecules, the presence of cannabinoid receptors that are abundant in various parts of the human brain makes the effects of marijuana so complex in human consciousness.

Before Raphael Mechoulam, an Israeli scientist discovered that the human brain also produces molecules that are exactly the same function as cannabinoid molecules from medical cannabis plants, medical marijuana has become the most legendary medicinal plant in the world. (Christian Rätsch, 2001).

Records from Arab medical experts still astound the modern medical world. Surprising because many of the properties of marijuana mentioned above have not even been confirmed or proven by medical science at this time, but it has been proven and believed to be efficacious by scientists from Arabia.

In November 1996 the California community agreed on Proposition 215, an initiative that could make marijuana legally available as a drug in the United States for the first time in years. Under the new law, patients or their primary caregivers who own or grow marijuana for medical treatment recommended by a doctor will be released from all criminal charges. The treatment can be for “cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, convulsions, glaucoma, arthritis, migraines, or any other illness that can be cured by marijuana.” Doctors may not be punished in any way for making recommendations, which can be written or verbally.

The adoption of a law like this is only the beginning of a trend that will present a new challenge for doctors, who will be asked to take initial responsibility where many of us are not ready. The more patients approaching them with questions about marijuana, they must provide answers and make recommendations. That means that they not only have to listen more carefully to their patients but also educate themselves and others. They must learn which symptoms and disorders can be better treated with marijuana than conventional treatments, and they may need to explain how to use marijuana.