Good News about Medicinal Marijuana

On Thursday, July 27th, 2017 the Senate Appropriations Committee renewed an amendment which protects medical marijuana from federal interference.

In other words, marijuana patients and providers cannot be prosecuted. The amendment had bipartisan support and passed with voice votes–which are used for non-controversial issues.

The next step is for the amendment to be included in the final appropriations bill, as it has each year since 2014. This is good news because the amendment prevents the federal government from prosecuting medical marijuana providers and patients for another year.

Why is this important? While doing research for my first novel, Busted, I learned that medicinal marijuana has properties that helps individuals deal with serious medical conditions, such as cancer-causing nausea, AIDS-related wasting, chronic pain, opioid addiction, and is especially helpful for veterans in treating post-traumatic stress disorder.

If someone receives relief from medicinal marijuana, then I support their decision to use it, without being prosecuted.

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree?

Warmest Regards,                                                                                                                         Michele

Michele I. Khoury                                                                                                                           Author, Busted                                                                                       


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