End federal marijuana prohibition to end cancer!
Please pass S. 2237 which has been referred to the House on the Judiciary two years ago. The majority of people want to research cannabis for medical use and prescribe it to patients who suffer from cancer and chronic conditions. Everyday you delay the end of prohibition, you deprive the millions suffer and die from cancer, disability, chronic conditions from safe access to a plant that can heal them naturally. The US government has recently added a section to its cancer advice section all about cannabis as an alternative medicine to chemotherapy and prescriptions like methotrexate. The DEA itself has admitted that cannabis has medical value and that there are very little actual negative side effects. Yet, they reject petitions from the people about this. The majority of Americans support descheduling "marihuana". Please end federal marijuana prohibition now so that we can prove with research that cannabis cures cancer and treats all chronic conditions naturally. The DEA claims cannabis has no medicinal value in response to a petition last year, yet they won't allow medical research of cannabis the same way other medications are researched. The process is costly and does not allow experimenters to prove the benefits of THC or THCA as anti-cancer agents. If it cannot be researched easily, how are we supposed to prove its medical value any more than scientists already have? But if it cannot be descheduled, how can we possibly conduct experiments with it? Studies consistently show that cannabis use decreases the use of narcotics and other addictive substances, and may even heal alcoholism as well as addiction. The plant cannot get you high if you do not heat it up. Suffering from several chronic conditions which inhibit my ability to sleep and walk, I have used raw cannabis plants to improve my memory and academic performance for a year now. It is your duty to allow people like me to not be criminalized, and to prevent us from doing actually addictive and harmful narcotics. Ending federal prohibition is the first step to preventing the unnecessary fatalities of cancer, disability, and chronic pain.