[Medical Marijuana in Hawaii #1]
This is quite a hard topic...
what kind of expression would you get if you heard the term medical marijuana? Whether it is for medical use, It is illegal to use marijuana in Japan. ( However morphine can be used medically)
If your family is suffering from serious disease, in witch if the suffering could be alleviated or improved with medical marijuana. would you not want to use it?
Medical marijuana situation in US is bit complicated, Federal government is going toward the granting process after the Obama rule. However, Presently the Federal government does not allow the use of Medical Marijuana yet.
It is increasingly being legalized in many state.( at July 2014, legal in 23 states)
Mayor David Ige(middle), Dr. Clif Otto(BackRow, Far Right), and Care givers
In medical marijuana history in Hawaii, Governor Ben Kaetano has signed the new bill regarding the Medical marijuana June 2001 ( Senate Bill 862).
Because of this bill, if medical marijuana benefit are medically recognized, patients can now utilize it with exemption from being prosecuted in state level, and the patient and the " caregiver" who is a growers assistant can be granted the usage, and possession , and growing of medic marijuana with the ID card ( Blue Card) that are issued from the state,
July 14th this year Governor David Ige had signed the new medical Marijuana bill that led to a epoch making progress in this issue. This was about setting up
medical cannabis department and citizen protection bill that was long waited by the medical marijuana patients and care givers.
What was this bill about, and what did the medical marijuana patients and there family’s, caregivers desire?
we will divide the subject and introduce " Hawaii's Medical marijuana " topic.
Dry Medical marijuana
My daughter who is suffering from rare disease called Spinal Cerebellar Degeneration (SCD), also has a Blue card. She has a severe epileptic seizure which could put her life in danger. My daughter who is a frequent ambulance user, has decreased frequency of the seizure and her condition has stabilized greatly after starting the medical marijuana.
Because of deep underlining skepticism, It took me so long to really put her on to regular ingestion of medical marijuana. Her primary care doctor said " I am not against the medical marijuana but, I may not be able to cooperate because lack of information yet".
Since then my family has started the long relationship with medical marijuana.
To be continued.
My daughter and Therapy Dog
I think its important to separate the medical marijuana with the pleasure pot smoking. There are many people in the world who has an incurable disease, who is suffering from disease and is in desperate need.
Instead of having the "Marijuana is no good" assumption, medical marijuana should be researched, and if the misery from the disease can be alliterated or the disease can actually improves, medical marijuana should be one of he choice for the treatment.
I hope this documented series benefits many who is suffering from disease.