Unfortunately, our state senator, Sharon Carson, is one of those elected officials voting no. The last time I spoke to Senator Carson about this issue, her answer was, “it needs to be studied more.”
Excuse me, Senator? How much and by whom? Isn’t the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston prestigious enough for you? What about the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry? The Lymphoma Foundation of America? The American Academy of HIV Medicine? Even the American Bar Association “recognizes that persons who suffer from serious illnesses for which marijuana has a medically recognized therapeutic value have a right to be treated with marijuana under the supervision of a physician.”
Senator, if you are going to make an excuse, please do not make it a lame one.