Those who study the old medicines have claimed that our regulatory mindset has gotten in the way of sensible solutions. This is true of those who found cannabis to be the best solution for some chronic seizures, the ravages of chemotherapy effects, and PTSD psycho-trauma.
Although 23 U.S. states now allow the use of medical marijuana, with four states and Washington, DC, also allowing its recreational use, scientists claim stringent American rules set by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are limiting cannabis research in the U.S.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Boxes of signatures to get a medical marijuana proposal on the Oklahoma November ballot have been turned in, but supporters will not know if they have the 66,000 signatures they need until an official count is conducted on Monday.
“We won’t know if we have enough signatures until Monday, so it’s going to be a tense weekend,” said Joe Dorman, former state representative and Democratic gubernatorial candidate. “We printed out 4,000 cover sheets for pages that had 20 signature lines. If every sheet held 20 signatures, then we would have 80,000 signatures. We know that some were not full though.”
Approximately 1,500 volunteers worked around the state to collect the signatures needed to put the proposal on the ballot, but Dorman said the numbers will still be “very close.”