Humans have found relief through the use of marijuana since the 15th Century BC. Because of its pharmacology, it has been used to treat a wide variety of ailments, including headaches, epilepsy, and inflammation. The most common modern indications for cannabis include chronic neuropathic pain, migraine, chronic stress and anxiety, nausea, vomiting, muscle spasticity (particularly for those caused by multiple sclerosis or paralysis), and auto-immune disorders such as Crohn’s Disease and arthritis.
Proposition 64, or the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (“Prop. 64”), is designed to allow the responsible use of marijuana by adults and establish a strict regulatory system to facilitate the transition to a legal market. Prop. 64 comprehensively addresses both medical and nonmedical use of marijuana, the regulation and licensing of businesses, taxation, revenue allocation and criminal penalties.