If you’re reading this, you’re curious about medical marijuana. Use of marijuana for medicinal purposes can be traced back to China in 2737 B.C. Today, medical marijuana is now legal in 23 states for people seeking relief from pain, seizures, and many more medical conditions. Use of the drug, proponents say, allows the sick to regain some of the function that their disease cruelly takes away from them.
Yet there is an obvious lapse between individual state laws (with 27 states not allowing medical marijuana) and federal laws that list marijuana as a class I drug. That makes travel for the average medical marijuana user difficult. Hotel stays can make things harder.
A great place to find kindred spirits who understand is Cannabis Couch Surfers and you can stay with knowledgeable locals. Have a place for potential travelers to stay? You can list your place on the website and host some brand new friends. It’s like the Airbnb for the medical cannabis-using world. Here are some of the most interesting facts about medical marijuana use:
- It can be smoked, eaten (i.e. brownies and chocolate), used topically, swallowed (pill form), and vaporized.
- Couch surfing with like-minded individuals who use medical marijuana has its own online community at Cannabis Couch Surfers. Members can look up listings of individuals willing to put them up on their trip with no judgment of their marijuana use.
- The cannabinoids help patients with neuropathic pain and marijuana has 60 of them (THC being one of them).
- Recent polls have shown that 83% of Americans are in favor of doctors being able to prescribe marijuana to treat health conditions.
People with chronic health conditions should be allowed to see the country and with Cannabis Couch Surfers they can. Hopefully in the future, the United States will become much less restrictive but for now, knowing what to look for lodging is important. You might even make a few friends wherever you go. Good luck and safe travels!