“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” – Steve Jobs A sobering thought but an important one. We only have one life to live how will you choose to live it?
With one life to live will you let others make decisions for you? What about when it comes to your medical treatment options? Will you allow people to dictate what you put in your body or how you will treat your illness? That is what is happening for millions of patients.
Some are choosing chemical drugs instead of facing jail time just for consuming life enhancing and sometimes life saving cannabis. They choose the side effects over government harassment. Even when facing death such as a cancer patient does in some states, they do not have the option of medical cannabis but are instead forced to spend billions each year on costly drugs.
Isn’t it time that we repeal the prohibition against marijuana and leave it up to the states to decided what is best for their local citizens? There is legislation currently being worked on to do just that. 16 states have already enacted some sort of medical marijuana act enabled by the state residents. If fear from federal harassment was gone how many more states would also enact similar legislation?
Now is the time to get involved and do something. Do not let your one life go to waste. Look back instead and see that you have stood up and made a difference. To make a difference in your area contact your local Representative and ask them to support HR 2306: The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011. To get more information you can research the bill yourself at opencongress.org