Dr. Manny: Medical Marijuana for Children Should be Approved by Governor Christie

Discussion in 'Medicinal Marijuana' started by Monterey Bud, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Monterey Bud

    Monterey Bud Administrator Staff Member

    8.16.2013 |

    I know that the term marijuana brings up a lot of controversy, especially regarding broad legalization of the drug. On that aspect, I still have certain concerns, but when it comes to the medical properties of marijuana, I strongly support its use.

    There is overwhelming evidence to suggest that medical marijuana has helped thousands of patients that suffer from chronic medical ailments, whether you’re talking about management of chronic pain, nausea or GI problems or enhancement of appetite.

    Additionally, there seems to be data suggesting that in certain neurological diseases, some of the chemical properties of marijuana might also be beneficial. Such is the case with Vivian Wilson, 2, whose father is urging New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to pass a law making it easier for children to obtain medical marijuana.

    Wilson suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a severe, difficult-to-control epileptic condition. Her father, Brian, has said that ingestible extracts of certain strains of marijuana high in a compound known as CBD and low in THC, the chemical that gets pot users high, have reportedly helped children with Wilson’s condition.

    Now, Gov. Christie has said he will decide by Friday whether to sign the bill into law.

    We will have more coverage on this tomorrow on FoxNewsHealth.com[​IMG], but clearly the governor must do the right thing and allow medical marijuana, for certain medical conditions, to be legally used in the state of New Jersey.

    Yes, I know that proper monitoring and control of marijuana must be kept in check. But, one thing is certain: Medical marijuana in the 21st century is here to stay. What politicians must do is to create proper regulatory reforms so that science can move forward while substance abuse remains totally controlled.

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