North Carolina vets want medical marijuana use in state GOP platform.
— Michael Pollick (@MichaelPollick) April 13, 2015
Veterans in North Carolina have been lobbying GOP politicians to support a medical marijuana bill currently in the NC House. Main Street reports:
Republican support for the measure, however, is non-existent.
That may be about to change thanks to efforts from David Hargitt, Sr., president of NC RAMP (Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition), one of several groups leading the charge to put the issue of legalization on the Republican state party platform.
“The reason I have gotten involved in advocating for medical cannabis in North Carolina is to ensure patients and doctors have the ability to prescribe and use cannabis as medication without the fear of retribution, prosecution and being treated like criminals,” he said. Hargitt’s goal, as he explained, is “[f]or this platform to become one of the GOP’s stances.”
“It is time that Republicans, Conservatives, Libertarians, Liberals, Democrats and Independents to realize that there is scientific evidence that cannabis is medication,” he said.
At a Judiciary Committee hearing last month, a veteran said, “If we know that cannabis treats the brain’s injury, how in God’s name can we not let the veterans have it? It is immoral to deny veterans the ability to take this medication.”
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