The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Foundation (NORML Foundation) a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy organization, established in 1997, has launched it's first pro-marijuana ad campaign to air on select cable outlets like CNN, CNBC, Fox News Channel, Fuse, FX Networks, G4, MSNBC, CNN’s Headline News and Spike TV. This brings a lot of hope for chronic pain sufferers.
NORMAL reports that:
Since 1965, over 20 million Americans have been arrested on cannabis-related charges—90% for possession-only; over 900,000 cannabis arrests are expected again this year.Millions could be saved in tax dollars if these people were never arrested to begin with and most have chronic pain and no criminal background other than possession.
On a personal note, my husband who has suffered with chronic pain for 12 years, could benefit greatly from its use. After seven back surgeries he lives on a drug regimen of 35 pills a day, including two different kinds of morphine. Despite the array of medications available to him not a lot of relief has been gained. We like the idea of having a more natural alternative or at least supplement. My biggest concern is the potential of addiction and it becoming a gateway to heavier drugs. NORMAL advocates with strict regulations, education and age restriction, legalizing and decriminalizing marijuana could be beneficial.
Here is the ad: