Update on the medical marijuana battle in Ohio

Ohio is thinking about putting the medical marijuana issue on a ballot so the people could actually vote on whether they want to legalize medical marijuana or not. However, there are groups, communities, organizations that are trying to prevent that from happening. The legalization opponents are against the placement of this issue on the ballot because they believe that marijuana should not be turned into a political issue but should remain a medical one.

A political and a medical issue

That’s all fine and dandy but we think it’s a bit late for that since marijuana has been a political issue since the first joint was puffed in the U.S. In addition, isn’t medical marijuana a medical issue as well? There’s this organization called Drug Free Alliance that is firmly against the legalization of medical marijuana and the reason why it shouldn’t end up on a ballot, according to them, is because “the people never voted for the use of antibiotic and prescription drugs, so why should they vote on medical marijuana?“. We’re not kidding here, that’s what they actually said. How can they take themselves seriously is beyond us.

Medicinal or recreational?

Dr. Kevin Sabet who used to work for the White House as an advisor on drug policy says that he doesn’t really believe this entire charade is being done with medical marijuana patients in mind. He believes people just want to push this ballot because it will get them one step closer to recreational marijuana use.  According to him, only 5% of medical marijuana users have a good reason for the consumption of the drug, while the rest could live their lives without it. He also said he is not entirely against legalization but in case it does happen, it should be regulated to the tiniest detail.

Painkillers Vs. Cannabis

Greg Homer, Monroe’s chief of police, has a bit of a weird view on the entire matter. He has seen his fair share of marijuana users and in short – he didn’t like what he saw. From that point on, every time somebody mentioned marijuana to him (albeit medical or recreational) he got this image of a couple of stoned teenagers munching down on pancakes like animals. Therefore, every marijuana user acts in a similar fashion, according to Mr. Homer. He also added that he doesn’t understand why we need medical marijuana in the first place when we have so many FDA approved painkillers that could serve the same purpose. This is why we emphasize cannabis education on a national level.

You see, Mr. Homer, painkillers and other FDA approved drugs can cause devastating side effect with people who suffer from chronic illnesses. A couple of side effects include loss of appetite, hair loss, and stomach pain; severe diarrhea, vomiting, etc. Weed doesn’t include any of that. If anything, it helps you eat more and alleviates the pain so a person can go on with his daily routine. Hopefully, an educational campaign could be organized to prevent such inaccuracies from being stated in the future.

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Popular Forum Threads

  • How to get a medical marijuana card

    Just trying to spread the word about a sweet site that is showing people how to get a medical marijuana card in california and 13 other states.

    Read more >
  • Growing marijuana for medical marijuana patient

    I have a friend who is eligible for Medical Marijuana. He knows someone who wants to grow Marijuana and distribute it to him and other patients, I guess they are called "caregivers?" For the record they have gone to a clas to learn how to do this process. I have several questions that I need answered before Saturday.

    Read more >
  • Obtaining pot from another state

    If you live in a state (fla) that doesn't support medical weed, and if you have a card from another state, is it possible to obtain the cannabis from a state that does cater to us? Mail , ups, fed ex ?

    Read more >
  • Vaporizer Corner - Get Started

    I love my vapes. I have many, and have tried most. Each has a learning curve to it, especially the portable ones. You have to take a day to learn each.. and most new Vaporists think that they are not that crazy about their choice on the first couple of tries.

    Read more >
  • The Herbal Review

    I just got my VaporBlunt 2.0 and might have found my new love. I'm going to use it a bit more over the weekend, and hopefully make a full video review next week; after I get a better understanding/feel for the vape.

    Read more >
  • Vaporizers

    What are the types of Vaporizers available in the market?

    Read more >