WHAT THIS MEANS
While we have spent decades listening to messages purporting that marijuana is bad for us, and the side effects even worse, the reality is that during this same time, researchers in countries such as Israel and Germany have been conducting studies that demonstrate just the opposite. In fact, the United States Department of Health and Human Services cited many of these studies in the application they submitted, and received, for a United States Patent issued around the medicinal benefits of marijuana.
There are important existing facts surrounding the medicinal use of marijuana, but few people really know them. Yes, the word is spreading, but many people have attached themselves to the movement and its energy, rather than to the truth that stands behind it. It is important to our Association that we continually educate not only patients and physicians, but our communities and local leaders; these are the individuals that effectuate change and carry messages for all to hear.