And my question is, why not? If this drug can save lives why aren't we using it? We use addictive drugs for pain but not marijuana. I don't get it. It's obvious that it doesn't work the same in its pure form or there would be a whole lot less folks with cancer--grin--but why aren't we using cannabis oil for our cancer patients?
On the issue of legalizing marijuana I'm ambivalent, I can go either way. There are pros and cons. The pros are the taxes the states makes off of it are a huge boon. Maybe North Carolina could afford a pay increase of its community college staff and instructors of more than 0 to 1.5% :)
The cons: I have heard that it draws a higher populace to the states that have legalized it and brings crime with it; and that there's a problem with children getting into food laced with marijuana, brownies, etc.
But I am a definite supporter of medical marijuana. If it can save lives, lower the pain threshold for cancer patients, help those that suffer from epilepsy, let's get it to those that need it. Though if North Carolina runs true to form we will be the last state in the union to legalize medical marijuana.
What are your thoughts? For or against?
Belated Happy BDay, Anne Marie!