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The​ ​Second​ ​Amendment​ ​and​ ​Medical​ ​Cannabis​ ​Patients

In a 1755 letter to the Pennsylvania General Assembly Ben Franklin wrote  “those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” However, while its original context, which related to tax policy, may not apply, the words lend themselves to a conversation that lawmakers should be having.…
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My Name Is John Doe: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cannabis

My Life as a Guinea Pig Arthritis and Cannabis. My name is John Doe ( used to protect my family).  I am 36 years old and I live in South Carolina.  At the age of 6, I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis that affects every joint in my body.  There is no cure for…
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Why marijuana legalization should be a conservative cause

Medical cannabis is a conservative cause. Some readers may not believe it, but it is true. It is far past time to reemphasize the “good” ideas from some of the “bad” ideas that burden the conservative movement.

District 99 Candidates Support Medical Cannabis

If you had told me five years ago that I would be advocating for the legalization of medical cannabis, I would have laughed out loud.  I grew up in an extremely conservative household during the “Just Say No to Drugs” era and to this day have never smoked marijuana. It was a personal connection that brought me…
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