Legalize Medical Marijuana in North Carolina
Don't deny medicine!
Arguments against medical marijuana include its lack of scientific testing and credibility. However, due to restrictions against such studies in the U.S., obviously there is a lack of information in terms of research for medicinal possibilities. The research that HAS been done (credibly) is overwhelmingly in favor of medicinal marijuana as an acceptable alternative to many pharmacological treatments available.
-*Joycelyn Elders, MD, former US Surgeon General, wrote the following in a Mar. 26, 2004 article titled "Myths About Medical Marijuana," published in the Providence Journal:
-Phillip Denney, MD, co-founder of a medical cannabis evaluation practice, stated the following in his Nov. 17, 2005 testimony to the Arkansas legislature in support of House Bill 1303, "An Act to Permit the Medical Use of Marijuana"
Despite the above, medicinal marijuana is still prohibited in North Carolina. It is time to make a statement to our legislators and government officials about the rights of patients and doctors to make informed decisions about individual cases without interference from the government! Whether you agree with the use of marijuana (recreational or medicinal) how can you deny the right of choice to sick Americans?