The Drug Policy Reform Network of Oklahoma issued this press release regarding one central Oklahoma city's effort to put several barriers between the very frail, and the only medicine they still hope can restore their health and extend their days.
Cancer patients, Severely Arthritic, Epileptics, Glaucoma sufferers, and veterans with severely debilitating Post Traumatic Stress. Sadly, those most immediately impacted by this heavy govt. oppression will not be able to advocate for themselves. They're too sick.
All these heavily challenged people will either have to flee the city or further adjust their lives to a very heavy list of costs and prohibitions on the lifesaving medical treatments that their physicians have already approved and directed.
Stage Four Cancer survivor, Ray Jennings, serves on the state health dept. board of medical marijuana safety. He tells a devastating personal account of losing 90 lbs. while enduring an aggressive chemotherapy regimen. He says he was dying from such severe nausea, such that his stomach would tolerate no nourishment. It was only when his family convinced him to seek relief with cannabis meds that he was able to turn the tide and regain his strength. His cancer shrank within a month and his weight slowly restored. He was bedridden for months, But Shawnee would demand that he come to city hall and pay up before he could seek an approval to follow a doctor's order.
On the face of it, this draft proposal of the Shawnee City government is absolutely heartless and void of compassion for the verified frail among us. If they harbor secret suspicions on the physicians' diagnosis, then it would follow that additional restrictions should be put upon the medical community, rather than punishing 100% of the patients who are facing death and probably a very painful path of dying.
Here is the press release from the Drug Policy Reform Network, a think tank researching and advocating sound public policy on drugs and drug treatments.