My husband had spinal cord cancer for 3.5 years. There were many articles supporting the use of marijuana in cancer patients due to the enormous pain they encountered.
My husband always refused to consider this option as it is illegal. Instead, he reduced his pain medications so he wouldn't have to stay 'in the zone' patients with high medication dosages get into.
Had marijuana been legal, he would have taken it under doctors orders and just possibly he might have had a much better quality of life his last years.
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The ongoing enforcement of cannabis prohibition financially burdens taxpayers, encroaches upon civil liberties, engenders disrespect for the law, impedes legitimate scientific research into the plant's medicinal properties, and disproportionately impacts communities of color. Furthermore, the criminalization of cannabis simply doesn't work. Despite more than 70 years of federal marijuana…
Basic compassion and common sense demand that we allow the seriously ill to use whatever medication provides safe and effective relief. In the coming days, members of the Senate are expected to debate and vote on budget appropriation legislation for the Department of Justice. Representatives Rohrabacher and Farr will be introducing an amendment to this measure to prevent any of the department's…
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