Is cannabis your medicine? Do you use it to help you sleep or relieve pain? If so, we want you to share your stories with The Fresh Toast.
More and more Americans are discovering the medicinal value of the cannabis plant. It has been a medicine since 2900 BC and 25 states have medical marijuana programs. Just who are these patients?
- Veterans returning home from war zones have found medical marijuana is preferable to the pharmaceuticals prescribed by VA doctors.
- Parents of children with Dravet syndrome and other seizure disorders have turned to the herb to safely provide their kids with relief and a chance at a normal life.
- Multiple sclerosis patients often report that the prescription medicine available is almost as bad a having the disease. Many MS sufferers now consume small amounts of medical marijuana to ease their intolerable pain and report success.
- Patients suffering from Crohn’s disease report that cannabis is a godsend. It brings quick relief and allows them to have a productive life.
For generations, Americans have been warned about the dangers of cannabis. In the meantime, millions of our citizens have become addicted to opiods. Reefer madness. The war on drugs. Just say no. All these government efforts have failed. In 1988, Francis Young, a DEA administrative law judge, had this to say:
In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume. For example, eating 10 raw potatoes can result in a toxic response. By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death. Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within the supervised routine of medical care.
The “stoner stigma” is vanishing from our culture. Why? Because cannabis works!
And if you don’t believe us, maybe you’ll believe Dr. Sanjay Gupta in the video below.