Disabled Army Vet In Madera Needs Medical Marijuana For Pain, But Cannot Easily Get It

As a fully disabled Army veteran, managing my pain is always a challenge. After being medically discharged in 2013 due to a spinal and traumatic brain injury, I’ve experienced three spinal surgeries, three knee surgeries, and countless physical therapy and rehabilitation sessions. Yet my hometown of Madera, where I live with my wife and three young children, has chosen to stop access to the medicine that helps me most: cannabis.

On Nov. 16, Fresno Superior Court will be hearing the case, County of Santa Cruz et al. v. Bureau of Cannabis Control et al. Everyone with medical conditions should follow it, because today it’s me, but tomorrow it could be you.

Even though medical marijuana has been legal since 1996, and voters made adult-use legal in 2016, I’m still forced to make this argument in 2020: I have the right to get legal medicine delivered to my home.

– Read the entire article at The Fresno Bee.

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