9 States and Washington, D.C. have legalized cannabis for recreational use.
Vermont was the first state to legalize recreational use through the legislature
Ohio and Michigan could also join the legal states by end of 2018 via ballot initiatives
US Cannabis Laws - Recreational
Many recreational cannabis users are using cannabis for medical purposes, they just don’t realize it.
These are the most common answers people give to why they use cannabis recreationally. Included is the medical condition that the ‘recreational user’ is treating using cannabis with the common drugs and medications that are the AMA and FDA’s more popular treatments.
“It makes me relax.” – Anxiety. Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, Prozac, Cymbalta, Wellbutrin, and the generics.
“It helps me sleep.” – Sleep disorder/Anxiety. Ambien, Lunesta, Unisom, Nyquil
“It calms me down.” – ADHD/Anxiety – Ritalin, Adderall, Vyvanse
“It helps me think.” ADHD – see above
“It helps my stomach calm down.” GI, IBS, IBD. Pepto, Pepcid, Prilosec, I don’t know the RX drugs for this.
“It helps me talk to people.” Social anxiety – Alcohol
“It makes spending time with my spouse more fun.” – Sexual dysfunction/Anxiety. Viagra, Cialis, that new female viagra.
These are all medicinal applications.