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As concerned Americans, we recognize that America’s opioid crisis has reached a catastrophic level. We cannot stand idly by as the residents of our cities, towns, and communities continue to fall victim to opioid addiction and overdose deaths. 

Across our country, 91 individuals die a day due to opioid overdose. We know that we must do more to address this growing epidemic, and protect our communities.

chronic-pain-opioid.jpgWe call on our State and Federal legislators to address this crisis head-on and recognize medical cannabis as an effective and safe means to mitigate this crisis.

Currently, the only option for many patients to treat their chronic pain is addictive prescription opioids that have long-term negative side effects. There are many individuals who benefit from medical cannabis programs. However, more can be done to ensure that patients have access to and doctors are educated in medical cannabis as a treatment option for severe, chronic pain.

We firmly believe that, in addition to the list of qualifying conditions recognized by legislatures and departments of health,  communities would be greatly served by allowing medical cannabis to be used to treat chronic pain and opioid use disorder.

Furthermore, we urge our federal legislators to support legislation, such as the CARERS Act, which enables states to operate their medical cannabis programs without fear of federal interference.

Providing an alternative to prescription opioids can save lives. Ninety-one deaths a day is far too many. One is too many.

Let us choose medical cannabis to end pain, not lives.

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  • Imagine This! Creative Concepts endorsed 2017-11-03 17:28:36 -0400

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  • endorsed via 2017-11-01 14:21:56 -0400
    I am a former counterterrorism database worker, a natural born American citizen, and I love my country. I also have incurable debilitating, and chronic illnesses which have seen some relief and results from Whole plant cannabis treatment. Please allow other suffering Americans the same relief! Thank you so much. Dennis Donaghy.

  • endorsed 2017-11-01 11:33:14 -0400
    Please allow cannabis as an option. It is the least harmful and most cost effective method to end opiate addiction.

  • American community gardening association 2018 membership status PBS SOCAL, THCDesign, Arborday foundation, California state parks Foundation, ST. Joseph's Indian school, Medical cannabis declaration. Org endorsed 2017-10-27 20:00:39 -0400
    Let’s get it done please ASAP. Let’s make America great again 😉

  • Alameda Island Cannabis Community endorsed 2017-09-13 14:41:16 -0400

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