A cafe where customers can smoke marijuana has lawfully opened in the U.S. Customers can enter only on prescription, demonstrating that marijuana, in their case, is therapeutic. The cannabis cafe in Portland, Oregon is the first of its kind in the U.S., and The Telegraph notes that the Obama administration relaxed the drug policy for medical use.
Until now, those who had the green light to the drug, based on a medical prescription needed to buy marijuana from the dispensary or a pharmacy and find a place away from the world, in order to take the medicine.
It is estimated that only in Oregon are 21,000 people who have prescriptions for marijuana, the drug being taken for diabetes, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis or Tourette syndrome. The researchers found that this plant even considered holy in some parts of the Earth help treat symptoms of chronic diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease – because cuts nausea, relieves abdominal pain and diarrhea.
The main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana (THC) was approved in 1985 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an official treatment for nausea, created synthetic in capsule forms. Over 100,000 doses were prescribed in 1989.