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The Medical Marijuana Mess: A Prescription for Fixing a Broken Policy

The Medical Marijuana Mess: A Prescription for Fixing a Broken Policy

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The Medical Marijuana Mess: A Prescription for Fixing a Broken Policy

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29 pages
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Lansat:
Mar 29, 2016
ISBN:
9780815729556
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The uncertainty and inconsistency surrounding federal and state laws for medical marijuana use, distribution, and research is placing unnecessary obstacles in the way of suffering patients, their families, and the people trying to help them.

In The Medical Marijuana Mess, senior fellow John Hudak illustrates the extreme dysfunction of medical marijuana policy through two different narratives: the Collins’, who make the painful choice to split up their family in order to treat their daughter’s debilitating epilepsy with CBD oil, and Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn, a medical marijuana dispensary owner who encountered unimaginable obstacles, scrutiny, and personal liability in order to help other patients in need.
Lansat:
Mar 29, 2016
ISBN:
9780815729556
Format:
Carte

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The Medical Marijuana Mess - John Hudak

THE BROOKINGS ESSAY

THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA MESS

A prescription for fixing a broken policy

JOHN HUDAK

Contents

An Ancient and Honorable Medical Tradition

First Do No Harm

Legal Limbo

The Research Gap

The Information Gap

Business Limbo

Comprehensive Reforms in Three Areas

About the Author

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IN 2013, PATRICK AND BETH COLLINS WERE DESPERATE. Thirteen-­year-­old Jennifer, the younger of their two children, faced a life-­threatening situation. In response, the Collins family took extreme measures—­sending Jennifer thousands of miles away in the company of her mother. Beth and Jennifer became refugees from a capricious government whose laws threatened Jennifer’s health, the family’s safety, and the life they had built together.

Beth and Jennifer did not run from crime or war or famine. They did not flee from some country ruled by a murderous despot to a less dangerous place. They are Americans who found it necessary to move from their home in Virginia to another state in order to seek treatment for Jennifer’s serious medical condition—­a treatment that was illegal according to the laws of both Virginia and the federal government.

And so, in December 2013, Beth and Jennifer said goodbye to Patrick and to Jennifer’s older sister, Alexandra. They moved to Colorado, joining thousands of other people who’d gone there wanting to avail themselves of one version or another of this taboo treatment: marijuana-­based medicine. Their hope? That Colorado cannabis would do what prescription drugs could not—­treat Jennifer’s epilepsy.

An Ancient and Honorable Medical Tradition

Patients like Jennifer Collins seek out medical marijuana every day. In the United States, it is currently only available in certain states, for certain people, and under specific conditions, though

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    it was the best book ive read about marijuana and i loved it and i have epilepsy and it told about that