Federal Marijuana Bill Would Legalize Some Cannabis Strains

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Doctors in Macon, Georgia, told Janea Cox that her daughter, Haleigh, might not live another three months.

Cox had heard that a form of medical marijuana might help, but it wasn’t available in central Georgia. So a week after hearing the ominous diagnosis, she and Haleigh packed up and moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. There, Haleigh began a regimen of cannabis oil: four times a day and once at night.

By summer, she was down to just a handful of seizures a day. In less than three months, doctors were able to wean her off Depakote, a powerful medication that had been damaging her liver.

Despite all the good news, Cox is living in limbo. Her husband, a paramedic, couldn’t afford to leave his job and pension; he still lives and works in Forsyth, Georgia. The family is relying on charity to keep their Colorado apartment for the next few months; beyond that, the future is uncertain.

A bill being introduced Monday in the U.S. House of Representatives could be Cox’s ticket home. The three-page bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act –– the federal law that criminalizes marijuana — to exempt plants with an extremely low percentage of THC, the chemical that makes users high.

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  1. Angalee Jones says

    Why all the control for a safe plant? We all know it’s money interests..still how do they get by with the lies with so much science out now? There is no valid justification why people cannot grow this plant, sell this plant, eat this plant, juice this plant. Every strain is beneficial how are they getting by with no explanation on the science and the facts. Gov. are not doctors nor scientist nor our legal guardians how can they keep bullshitting the world?

    • Timothy Leary Byrnes says

      Complete bullshit!! If it doesn’t work then Y the hell does the govt have a patent on marijuana??

  2. Timothy Leary Byrnes says

    Free the plant totally, not merely the low THC strains!! Release this marvelous plant so all of humankind can benefit from it!

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