Legalization is sweeping its way through the United States, but various regions like Alabama, Georgia, and Texas, along with other areas, have been dragging their feet on the process to allow a cannabis market to become established.
When people cannot gain lawful access to cannabis in those regions, when they aren't able to grow or exchange for this product in a way that doesn't make them a criminal, it makes their life very difficult and forces them to opt for phmaceutical alternatives that could pose much more of a risk to their health.
For those who are living in one region where cannabis is acceptable, say Colorado or Washington, the prohibition that remains in many states still complicates their life and means in some circumstances that when those individuals want to visit their families in those areas that they need to abstain from taking cannabis, they will suffer as a result if they don't have access to what helps to keep them comfortable.
In order to decide whether or not they are going to stop treating people as criminals over a plant and filling up their overblown prison systems in Alabama with cannabis users and sellers, they've established a commission that has been tasked with determining whether or not cannabis really does have medicinal value. The committee has 18 members that had been appointed by various gov officials or agencies. They've been holding hearings to allow patients to express their views about cannabis and they are tasked with coming up with laws surrounding the cannabis market and exchanges.
In one of their recent meetings, several patients gave testimony about how cannabis has helped them to combat their pain and illness but it was too much for the commission to hear, as one commission member who is a child psychiatrist insisted that cannabis is no medicine and that calling it a medicine is harmful to young people today.
What is More Harmful Is Perpetuating Cannabis Lies And Prohibition That Violates Individual Liberty
Research that is ongoing today, around the United States, Canada, Israel, Jamaica, and elsewhere, has helped to greatly improve our understanding of this plant and its potential therapeutic properties. There are a wide range of illnesses that qualify for medicinal cannabis access in many areas, as cannabis has been shown to help those suffering from these ailments, including cancer, PTSD, anxiety, crohns, epilepsy, Tourette's syndrome, Alzheimer's, and others.
When combined with traditional treatment methods, researchers have concluded that cannabis can help to boost therapeutic value. Despite this commission member insisting that it has not been validated as medicine, there are likely many researchers, patients, and their doctors, who would disagree. Say for example the many doctors who have been busy writing medicinal cannabis prescriptions for their patients for years.
Just because the government has issued warnings about a product in the past doesn't mean it cannot provide medicinal value, as it has done so to many, the narrative of the government at the time isn't always going to be right, if ever.
These are the sorts of individuals who are tasked with deciding whether or not millions of people in the state should get to exercise their liberty and peacefully consume cannabis without bothering anyone else about it. In a state where you can find many people who claim to value liberty, it's embarrassing that they cannot be free to exercise theirs in this manner. The committee needs to seek the truth rather than seek to push their own anti-cannabis narrative in justifying the restrictions on the freedom of others.
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