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Caught Up in Charlotte’s Web

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Medical Marijuana or Cannabis
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On our local news today was a story about this controversial treatment for those with severe illnesses.

The term  Charlotte’s Web was named after Charlotte Figi who has long suffered with multiple seizures and has revolutionized the thinking on the drug.

It has been around since 1996 in California and it was nearly passed here a week or so ago, losing by only a very narrow margin, by voters, who likely had little, or perhaps no idea, of the millions who could be helped by it.

Medical Marijuana or Medical Cannabis, as it is called, can give tremendous relief to those suffering from a wide variety of long-term diseases, or illnesses, like epilepsy and its accompanying seizures, all forms of end stage cancers, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and others.

The drug is made from the oil of the plant and will be sold here in Florida, ONLY by legally authorized people.

The use of Medical Marijuana has for years been shown  to give comfort to those suffering with great pain.

The objections to approving this world-wide, as a former treatment Nurse, have always miffed me.

My son is a paraplegic and through out his life had to deal with a great deal of pain,.

Although he never used this, I knew many who did and do, to stop unbearable pain.

Yes, I came of age in L.A. in the late sixties, I was surrounded by all manner of drugs.

I never used them, they did not appeal to me.

But if my son had needed them and he was in extreme pain, I most certainly would have gotten them for him.

In this country, you can legally buy alcohol, get drunk and kill yourself and any number of others.

You can buy cigarettes that after a period of time, can cause cancer, which can also kill you.

You can buy a myriad of legally prescribed drugs which can quickly become addictive and ultimately destroy your life.

Think the TV Series, ” House. ”

The list is long, the point is, why this huge outpouring of fear on Medical Marijuana?

In California where it has been legal for many years, there are many more problems and deaths from all of the other forms of “legal drugs” than there are from this substance.

The situation is extremely sad, because many families and children especially, could be helped tremendously by this, yet those with the legal ability to do so, our Judges, are turning this legal process into a living hell, telling those who needed it,  “yesterday””  that they will have to wait even longer.

No amount of prescription pills can replace the same level of pain alleviation of Medical Marijuana, as children simply cannot take enough of them safely to get relief from their debilitating pain.

Not to mention the potential and possible deadly side effects of these powerful pills for a child.

It is time for the judicial system in this and other states to get on board with the medical community and do what is right for those who are suffering.

Everyone here has seen the pictures and the videos of the people on the Beach at Venice in California and are convinced that the entire state of Florida will become a “weed” version of a tawdry Cheech and Chong movie.

We have so many horrible accidents each year in Florida that are caused by those who drive drunk or the wrong way on our freeways.

It seems that no one was too worried about the dangers of alcohol and driving when they approved it to be sold in every state in the Country, all those years ago.

Apparently, just the name Marijuana makes people absolutely terrified of what might happen if it is allowed to be sold publicly.

Is it just possible that the real or true reason behind this aversion or objection to Medical Marijuana, might be that those who sell it will make money and greedy politicians and others, have not yet found a way to get their share of it?

Better yet, ask the parent of a child who is suffering from debilitating pain what they think.

They don’t care who makes the money, as long as their child is not one of those caught up in Charlotte’s Web.

 

Places to learn more:

Judge tosses out rules for ‘Charlotte’s Web’ medical pot

More than 3,000 new patients will soon have access to Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web – Wikipedia

Meet The Children Who Rely On Marijuana To Survive

 Charlotte’s Web medical marijuana program delayed 

Charlotte’s Web Of Suffering: Six-Year-Old Colorado Girl With Dravet Syndrome Finds Relief From Marijuana High In CBD

 

 

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Angel

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Angel Sanchez
Picture graciously lent by: Gillian at  West  Orlando News

 

My grandmother and probably yours too, always said,  ” when life gives you lemons,  you make lemonade.”

Well Angel Sanchez took this advice to heart and did exactly that.

He could have ended up so differently,  after the rough hand that he was dealt in his short life, but instead he decided to take another road.

Not only did Angel choose not to continue on the dark way that he was headed, but he turned it around 360 degrees and came out at the top.

Angel’s life began in Miami with gangs, crime and drugs and a mom fighting her own drug demons.

He finally ran away at 13.

Angel ended up in prison at the tender age of 16, but  instead of doing what so many others do, he made a decision that would ultimately change his future and his  life.

Following his father’s good advice to ” get an education,  ”  Angel fought back, but on his own terms.

During his twelve years in prison, Angel not only got his GED, but a paralegal certificate as well.

Then he took the next step and applied to various colleges.

One school answered by saying,    ” Come see us when you get out. “

This was the motivation that he needed to keep him firmly on the way to achieving his dream.

Not only is Angel graduating from Valencia College on May 3, with 1,000 other fellow students, he has a 4.0 grade average and will be the Commencement Speaker at the ceremony.

With his  $30,000 a year scholarship in hand, Angel now wants to go on and become an immigration lawyer, so that he can help others who are facing the same  kind of difficult challenges that he did.

This young man who lost his father while still in prison,  wants to help others by showing them that being homeless, does not have to be a life sentence, that  you can fight for what you want to become and win.

What Angel has done with his life,  is not only remarkable,  it is truly inspiring.

And now at 31,  with his goals lying just ahead, his life  back on track, and grasped firmly in his own hands, Angel can show others who started out as badly as he did, how they can change their futures as well.

 

Places to learn more: 

Graduate Angel Sanchez to Share Remarkable Comeback Story at Valencia’s Commencement

Former inmate now Valencia College’s distinguished graduate

Felon goes from prison to Valencia honor student

Valencia Foundation

 

 

 

 

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