This article features the work of Tennesseans United Advisory Board member Cathy Jolley. The “seed-to-sale” tracking system provided by Cathy’s company METRC is one of the major reasons why Colorado is successful in having legalized cannabis. Read the full article: Article_The Week (1)
Parents from across the country explain the benefits of medical cannabis for epilepsy that doesn’t respond to pharmaceutical medications and the need for rescheduling and legalization of medical marijuana.
Tennesseans United Board member, Paul Kuhn gave this speech to a meeting of the Nashville Kiwanis Club. It contains a wealth of information. And, judging by the reactions of the crowd and the gentleman sitting to Paul’s left, it was very well-received!
New Vandy poll: Tennessee voters want state to expand Medicaid, loosen up on pot – read about it here.
You could say that Yvonne Neubert has “seen it all,” especially since she lost her eyesight due to the inequities of the current cannabis laws. Listen to her story and her down-to-earth recommendations for how everyone can help us advance this cause.
Five minutes is all it takes to learn about the issues facing many TN families who choose to leave everything behind and move to Colorado for the sake of their child’s survival. Please watch this video.
SCIENCE DAILY reports on a study published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, which says that states with legal medical marijuana have 25 percent fewer opioid-related deaths. Why is this significant? There has been a steady rise in prescription drug abuse in Tennessee for the past decade. This fact has been well-documented. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24589873 Educating the public, plus reform of cannabis laws, will go a long way toward reversing this trend.
Here is a summary of the report: “On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws. Opioid analgesics, such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin, are prescribed for moderate to severe pain, and work by suppressing a person’s perception of pain.”
This is the powerful story of a Greene County family seeking a state waiver that would protect them from prosecution should they seek a medicine derived from cannabis for their child.
“There is absolutely no side effects with the cannibis oil. And she would not get high from this,” Mathes said. “But here we are now doping her up with prescription medications that have major side effects,” she said. “We don’t want to go to Colorado (to live), but we have to take care of our daughter,” she said.
Read the whole story here: http://goo.gl/FFYnO9
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: We are all deeply committed to the reform of cannabis laws in Tennessee. Here is an opportunity to help us in one of THE MOST valuable ways possible. Will you please say YES? On Saturday, Oct. 18 in Nashville, we will be having a Voter Engagement Event in a key State Senate district. At 10 AM, there will be a short orientation session, followed by a door to door survey of active voters. This is a state-of-the-art polling process, easy to use, but highly sophisticated. After about 2 hours, we’ll go have lunch to compare notes. Be part of this ground-breaking event! Click here for more info and to volunteer: http://goo.gl/LmjjlF THANK YOU!!!
Excellent article from the Nashville Business Journal reporting on a new study which answers the question, “How much money could your state make from marijuana legalization?” Click here http://goo.gl/1e9gYH to find out their estimate for Tennessee.
Hint: it is a VERY large number…