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  1. Conference: Omni Suites May 22, 2018 Washington,Dc… … Medicinal Cannbis…



            By:  Dee Francis

        Written for Capitol Hill

Medicinal Cannabis vs. Pharmaceutical Treatments

Patient & Physician Rights/ Opiod Addiction

                                Facts & Figures


To: The White House.

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My Petition:

This year’s Americans for Safe Access Unity conference focuses on the life-saving role that medical cannabis can play in the fight against the Opioid Epidemic.

The Opioid Epidemic in the US is claiming 91 American lives a day. Current policies focus on downstream strategies and criminalizing patients and medical professionals. Research shows a nearly 25% decrease of opioid overdose deaths in states with medical cannabis laws. However, medical cannabis is not an option for all patients, due to the federal-state legal conflict, inadequacies in state laws, and lack of medical professional and patient education. 

***It is critical that our lawmakers understand and respond to medical cannabis’ potential role in mediating this crisis.


  • States: Pass new regulations and legislation to make it easier for people with Pain, Chronic Pain, and Opioid Use Disorder and their medical professionals to utilize medical cannabis in their treatment plans.
  • Federal: Leverage cannabis therapies in combating opioid crisis to pass the CARERS Act and other legislation like CJS amendment.



  1. Education: Increase education of medical professionals, service providers, and patients
  2. Research: Conduct clinical trials on cannabis and opioids

    ***With the uncertainty of policies under a new US President, 2018 will be one of the most important years for medical cannabis policy ever.

*Did you know that medicinal cannabis can be prescribed accordingly to the patients needs and symptoms? Some strains and oils have no THC.


According to the ECDD December 2017

It has been widely reported that WHO officially recommended on December 14, 2017 that cannabis compound cannabidiol (CBD) not be internationally scheduled as a controlled substance.

What is Cannabidiol and is it safe?

Cannabidiol is one of several (probably 200) compounds of the cannabis plant.

During  November 2017 meeting, the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) concluded that, in its pure state, cannabidiol does not appear to have abuse potential or cause harm. As such, as CBD is not currently a scheduled substance in its own right (only as a component of cannabis extracts), current information does not justify a change in this scheduling position and does not justify scheduling of the substance.

However, where CBD is produced for pharmaceutical purposes as an extract of cannabis, cannabis extracts and tinctures are included in the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. A fuller review of extracts or preparations containing almost exclusively CBD will take place in June 2018, when the WHO expert committee will undertake a comprehensive review of cannabis and cannabis related substances.

Not scheduling a substance means that it is not subject to strict international controls, including for production and supply. Its legal status in countries is something for national legislators to decide. Some countries have eased regulations around cannabidiol, to consider products containing CBD to be medical products. These include Australia, Canada, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

What evidence is there that Cannabidiol has value for medical use?

WHO does not recommend cannabidiol for medical use?

Initial evidence from animal and human studies (i.e. a controlled study in the New England Journal of Medicine and other reported individual cases) shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to epilepsy and related conditions.

Some people have been using cannabidiol to calm spasms during epileptic fits. The New England Journal of Medicine also published a study saying that there is some evidence it may be effective during epileptic seizures. This means it could have some medical use but more evidence is needed

FACT:  The first patient in Texas to receive medicinal cannabis oil was age 6.  Now her seizures are under control.

FACT:   Medicinal cannabis can be prescribed accordingly to the issues and symptoms? Some strains of cannabis  and cbd oils have no THC. It depends on the patients needs.

FACT:   In the state of Texas: Not one but Two Neurologists have to sign off on it?

  • Medical Marijuana is Federally approved; not State.
  • Physicians risk their state license when they prescribe Medicinal Cannabis.


***Did you know that the authorities are raiding homes and fining physicians that prescribe these

Considering these facts that I have mentioned, I have finally given up on medications.


Considering the side effects from medications, I had to also consider the cost of medicinal marijuana.  The cost is absolutely ridiculous. The state taxes along with the taxes that the dispensaries have to pay in is way too high.


***Did you know that the sales taxes at Marijuana dispensaries have soared to over 35% in some areas of California.

  • Here’s how that math works for Harborside. There is the regular state sales tax of 6 percent, and the regular Alameda County sales tax of 3.25 percent. Then there is a 15 percent state tax on marijuana, and a 10 percent Oakland tax on recreational marijuana.

Total taxes: 34.25 percent in Oakland, Ca.


Taking into the consideration that: Opioid Addiction is the new Epidemic?


***Did you know that:

Ninety people a day are dying due to the overdose of Opiods.


90 people a day!                           


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