The foes of medical marijuana are simply those who have something to lose; for law enforcement, it is a significant rebuke to their failed 40-year war on marijuana and their ever increasing budgets to wage that "war."
For physicians, like those who represents Drug Free America and who speak against medical marijuana, it is a loss of revenue as patients in favor of medical marijuana will forgo their practices of invasive and costly pain procedures as well as the hundreds treated with opioid pain killers.
Not surprisingly we have heard nothing from doctors or law enforcement on the recent news that states with medical marijuana have a 25 percent lower opioid overdose death rate than those without.
Medical marijuana is not a new thing as it was first approved in California in 1996 and now 141,739,535 individuals in 23 states and Washington, D.C. have access to medical marijuana and the sky has not fallen.\
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Chances are you know somebody that suffers from chronic pain. Why would you deny them that possible relief?
Lastly, the chances are good that one day you will suffer from chronic pain; don't regret making a bad decision based on the deceit of others.
When you vote, remember Dr. Albert Schweitzer's words; "Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself."
Sources: http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000881, from U.S. Census (population of 23 states and D.C.)
Overdose rate: healthline.com/health-news/states-with-legal-marijuana-have-fewer-overdose-deaths-082614