I really try to stay out of political discussions, but this one is so very close to my heart that I feel I must say something today. As most of you know, my husband died from colon cancer last year. The nausea he experienced during his illness was debilitating. We tried everything and nothing worked for it but marijuana. He agonized over the decision to use it because it was illegal and he spent many months in misery before he finally decided that the nausea was more than he could bear. It is wrong to turn terminally ill people into criminals simply because they are trying to get relief from their suffering and have some quality of life. I thank God for creating a plant that can help us in such a way. Those who are afraid it will be abused should look around them at all of the much more addictive man made drugs that are legally and liberally given out by our trusted doctors every day. Abusers will find a way to abuse, but that is no reason to prevent those who truly need it from having access to it.
Below is a link for a petition I signed today. I urge those who live in North Carolina and who agree to sign the petition. Thanks!
Here is a link to the bill for those who would like to read it: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Applications/BillLookUp/LoadBillDocument.aspx?SessionCode=2015&DocNum=6802&SeqNum=0
Feature photo from CNBC article, “A Look Inside Manhattan’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary.” http://www.cannabisculture.com/content/2016/01/06/a-look-inside-manhattans-first-medical-marijuana-dispensary