medical marijuana

noun
variants: or less commonly medical cannabis

Definition of medical marijuana

: marijuana that is available only by prescription and is used to treat a variety of medical conditions (such as pain, anxiety, nausea, and glaucoma) In the 14 states that allow medical marijuana, middle-aged baby boomers talk quite freely about filling their prescriptions at the local dispensary (of which there are nearly 1,400 in California alone).— Eve Conant also : any of various substances (such as cannabidiol) extracted from marijuana and used similarly

First Known Use of medical marijuana

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of medical marijuana was in 1976

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“Medical marijuana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/medical%20marijuana. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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medical marijuana

noun
variants: also medical cannabis

Medical Definition of medical marijuana

: marijuana that is available only by prescription and is used to treat a variety of medical conditions (as pain, anxiety, nausea, and glaucoma) also : any of various substances (as cannabidiol) extracted from marijuana and used similarly

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