These Are The Patients Forced To Use Medical Cannabis Illegally
From Vietnam veterans to mothers with sick children, you wouldn’t expect them to use medical cannabis. But they do and have to do so illegally.
There are 29 states, and Washington D.C., that allow or have voted to allow medical cannabis. However, North Carolina is still not a part of the list. Currently, cannabis is still illegal in the state. For this reason, North Carolinians are pushing for legalization. From Vietnam veterans to mothers with sick children, you wouldn’t expect these individuals to be users. But they are, and as of now, they have no other choice but to use the medicine illegally. Be sure to check out the video below to hear their stories.
North Carolina and the push for legal cannabis
Following the 2016 election, several states gave the approval to legalize cannabis. Unfortunately, North Carolina was not one of them. Therefore, the North Carolinians that rely on it must still use it illegally and continue breaking the law.
One user, in particular, is 73-year-old Perry Parks, a U.S. military veteran. Parks suffers from PTSD and relies on cannabis to treat his symptoms. From nightmares to trouble sleeping, the condition is so ugly that many soldiers don’t talk about it, according to Parks.
From nightmares to trouble sleeping, the condition is so ugly that many soldiers don’t talk about it, according to Parks.
Another North Carolinian relying on illegal cannabis is 18-year-old Jackson Helms. According to his mother Kelly, cannabis is their miracle drug. Cannabis, in particular, helps with Jackson’s severe seizures.
In like manner, a mother by the name of Kendra Martin gives cannabis to her daughter. In fact, Martin relies on various forms of cannabis to treat her daughter’s seizures, including cannabis-infused water and capsules.
Families spent hours with the state’s lawmakers convincing them that their kids need cannabis.
Two have died.
Will veterans finally get access to cannabis?