Inspiring Message From A Dedicated Activist

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.

 

25 percent fewer opioid-related deaths in states allowing medical marijuana

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.”

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Greene Family At Center Of Push For Medical Marijuana

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/FFYnO9Greene family

Help us do something very important for cannabis law reform in TN

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!!!

Legalizing pot would yield millions for Tennessee, report says

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…

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