Rescheduling Marijuana so Medical Studies can begin w/no Govt stoppage

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We can help parents with a sick child choose a safer alternative when faced with uprooting their families. We can help our vets with PTSD, and ask the government to allow V.A. doctors to recommend cannabis instead of opiates. Our vets are committing suicide at a rate of 22 men & women per day. 1 in 6 Americans are faced with the reality of Alzheimer's Disease. We have a solution to help, the Govt patent proves it.

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Almost half of our country has some form of Medical Marijuana law on its books. The individual States have deemed that its citizens have the right to access a plant that anecdotally has been proven to aid either themselves or a loved one or neighbor with a chronic illness. Albeit that there isn't a common denominator from State to State on qualifying conditions, patients are still fighting for their ability to access a plant. Many people have heard of the success of some families have achieved in Colorado, and moved there only to become a prisoner of the state of Colorado. Since they cannot leave the State with their medicine (cannabis/extract)...they are forced to stay within the borders they have moved to if they are to maintain the health they have achieved for themselves or their children or other family members. Its time for this to stop. Understand, the U.S. Government already knows of its medicinal value. See: - It's up to us to do something about it.

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I am someone who has benefited from medical cannabis due to chronic migraines. I also went through a horrible time with my wife, as her mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. This was the worst medical experience of my life. Knowing that there is an option that can help people live a longer life with both dignity and without side affects from the opiates, means that I know we should fight as hard as possible to make a positive change in peoples lives.

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Medical pot has many useful effects that have been widely proven, and must be lowered from a schedule 1 to a schedule 2
3 years ago
Feds patented medical pot while also fighting it
3 years ago
Looks like Bernie Sanders sponsored S2237 and Polis HR1013, an attempt to open the conversation
3 years ago
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marijuana is the devils lettuce and can kill!
3 years ago
D. Babin

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marijuana is the devils lettuce and can kill!