Our website is dedicated to raising awareness of the medicinal properties of marijuana. Too many people are ignorant to the medicinal benefits of cannabis. Due to the propaganda ads that used to air on TV, people think marijuana fries your brain like an egg. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The public perception of weed has been created by big businesses, including private prisons and pharmaceutical companies.
Here’s what cannabis means to one of our readers…
I lost my husband to brain cancer in 2010. A year or two before, medical marijuana had been defeated by 2 votes so we just planned on it being legalized in the next session. When it wasn’t even discussed, and was still illegal.
We found a way to get some marijuana because the morphine wasn’t doing anything to help his pain and constant nausea. But the marijuana took away the pain AND the nausea! Unfortunately, he didn’t live long enough to get enough relief from long term use. But if he was still alive, I would be skulking around town, trying to find more marijuana to help his pain which could make me a criminal for d0ing the right thing.
It is time for the Tennessee legislature to wake up and do what we the people want medical marijuana for patients who cannot get relief from any other medicine available. If the legislature thought about it in a financial way, they would see that it is in the best interest of all concerned to make medical marijuana legal. It could become another tax influx for the state while allowing people more jobs and more importantly, help bring relief to people suffering needlessly because of an antiquated law. No one has ever killed anyone from smoking marijuana, but alcohol is legal and easily available and way too many people drink and drive.
Patients who are using medical marijuana don’t get up and drive around, they are more worried about handling their pain and finding comfort and relief.
Legislature, PLEASE, for the love of GOD, vote for what is right for the people for once, instead of what the lobbyists are paying you to vote for. Take a look at the evidence and then vote your conscience, pass the medical marijuana law.
– Kerry Dene
January 21, 2014 at 4:31 am