Isaac Asimov authored one of my favorite quotes, "Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right."
This amazing video demonstrates why we must urgently push for medical marijuana to be legal in every single state, bar none. There is no excuse to do otherwise, though big Pharma will likely use its arsenal to hire lobbyists and put money into the pockets of certain small-minded, power-hungry, fear-mongering politicians.
Today, we will find out if governor Chris Christie of New Jersey will decide to sign a bill legalizing the use of medical marijuana for children. The bill has been sitting on his desk for over two months while parents, like Brian Wilson, whose children suffer catastrophic epilepsies such as Dravet syndrome, sit in fear wondering whether their child will live to see the next day.
It's a crime that our children with epilepsy have to suffer thousands of seizures and succumb to debilitating cognitive deficits because of relentless seizures and the heinous side effects of toxic pharmaceuticals, which by the way don't work nearly half of the time, and all in the name of ignorance, priggishness, greed and fear.
Do what you can, people. Spread the word. Educate. Do what's right. And if anyone in Maine wants to breed marijuana plants tailored to the needs of children with medically refractory epilepsy—high in CBD and low in THC—we need you!