There are several reasons why it is necessary to pass decriminalization policies alongside medical cannabis programs. First, these policies can protect medical cannabis patients from being criminalized for using a legal treatment. In states where medical cannabis is legal, patients may still be at risk of arrest and prosecution if they possess or use cannabis outside the parameters of the medical cannabis program. Decriminalization policies can provide additional protection by reducing or eliminating criminal penalties for possession and use.
Second, decriminalization policies can reduce the burden on the criminal justice system. In states where medical cannabis is legal, law enforcement may still enforce possession and use laws for individuals using cannabis legally for medical purposes. Decriminalization policies can reduce the number of cannabis-related arrests and prosecutions, freeing up resources to focus on more serious crimes.
Finally, decriminalization policies can increase public acceptance of medical cannabis programs by reducing stigma. By reducing or eliminating criminal penalties for possession and use, these policies can shift the public perception of cannabis from a criminalized substance to a legitimate medical treatment option. This can increase support for medical cannabis programs and make it easier for patients to access treatment.
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Kentucky Moms for Medical Cannabis
12/26/2022 09:35:24 pm
Keep on keeping on! We are proud to work alongside you!!
3/4/2023 10:59:39 am
Just two and a half years ago I was an awful accident and broke my back. It was oddly enough the best thing that ever happened to me. Because he got me sober. I've had a 25-year addiction to methamphetamines and now that I'm sober I have to legally take opioids for my back pain which I am not excited about it all. I have tried every which way there is to get off of them or at least to decrease my dosage and nothing I do helps me in any way. Although I am at a relatively moderate dose the doctors say I would still love to be able to say I do not take opioid pain medicine. Plus the side effects of it are just exceeding the benefits.
3/15/2023 02:04:05 pm
It is time this could help a lot of people.
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