Make medical marijuana and hemp legal in America
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Petition To Gov. Jim Justice (D) of West Virginia, the West Virginia Legislature and the Congress of the United States
As American Citizens we DEMAND of all parties petitioned to immediately approve medical marijuana and hemp based on the science and facts contained in this petition.
Unfortunately, the current state of affairs in America is such that alternative facts and conspiracy theories are now viewed as an acceptable basis for an argument. We at Americans for WV completely reject this notion. Our demands are based on science, truth and fact which are now rejected by Republicans in Congress.
One of the Republicans favorite deceptions (lies) is the “false equivalency.” In this case a WV legislator stated something to the effect of we have to stop the proceedings because someone died from pot laced brownies.
It is a fact that people have died from marijuana edibles. In our research, however, we could only find 3 people that have actually died. This is because they did not use the product as directed which can happen with any medication. But Republicans use these 3 people as being equal to the millions of Americans helped by medical marijuana. This is their false equivalency.
To simplify the scientific basics cannabis has basically two ingredients that are most active, which are THC and CBD. THC gets you high. CBD does not get you high and has the “medical” effects. But it is a little more complicated than that.
A strain of marijuana named Charlotte’s Web was created in roughly 2013. Anyone interested in the story can go to http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/07/health/charlotte-child-medical-marijuana/ It was developed specifically for a young girl named Charlotte who was having approximately 300 grand mal seizures a week. Her heart actually stopped several times.
As a last resort, her parents took her to Colorado where she was finally diagnosed. She could get this marijuana, very high in CDB and containing almost no THC, in liquid form. No smoking or getting a child high!
Today, Charlotte, 6, is thriving. Her seizures only happen two to three times per month, almost solely in her sleep. Not only is she walking, she can ride her bicycle. She feeds herself and is talking more and more each day.
Charlotte’s parents, at the time had the choice of bringing their daughter to Colorado, perhaps move there, or watch her die.
The best example of the need for high THC and any level of CBD is a stage 4 cancer patient who is starving to death due to nausea from chemotherapy. THC convinces the human brain you are starving. That is where the term “munchies” comes from. For these patients Charlotte’s Web is useless. It is all as simple as that.
Hemp is cannabis that comes in an extremely low THC strain. The demand for hemp products in America as well as worldwide is huge. Marijuana and hemp are plants that grow like weeds which is where the slang “weed” comes from. Americans for WV see the legalization of medical marijuana and low THC hemp as a viable part of the solution to save the small town rural farmers in America which are almost extinct due to big agriculture.
A quick and easy solution for Congress would be to treat marijuana just like alcohol and make low THC hemp and marijuana legal for small farmers to grow which would be a huge almost immediate cash crop for rural America desperately in need of help.
Please join Americans for WV in demanding all petitioners do what is right for the American people for a change.
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