“Give Me Liberty, or give me death!”: Fighting for Cannabis Reform
Happy Independence Day weekend!
This weekend, as American flags gently waft in the summer breeze; when we’re outside grilling on the BBQ with friends and family;
or driving to the shore for fireworks and the beach, we can reflect on how far our society has come as a whole. There’s a reason other countries are envious of life in the USA. There’s a reason why immigrants flock to our country in pursuit of the “American Dream”. In order to celebrate independence and appreciate our liberties, acknowledging the path and mindset taken to get here is important.
**Disclaimer: I am not a history expert by any means.**
The central conflict of the American Revolution revolved around overregulation from the Monarch of Britain. After the French and Indian War was fought a few decades previously (forcibly uprooting millions of Indigenous Americans), England was heavily in debt from the costs of sending troops and supplies across the Atlantic Ocean. To recoup the costs, laws like the Sugar Act (1764) and the Stamp act (1765) were passed with the intention of taxing colonists on goods they produced. Imagine working hard to establish your life and then
THC: The Fine Line Between Indulgence And Euphoria
ll never forget the patient that made me pivot and shift my perception and preconceived notions about the definition of euphoria.
In March of 2018, Governor Phil Murphy, in his first days of office, signed Executive Order 6 into law with provisions expanding the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program.
The largestnoticeable change for the program was the addition of anxiety and chronic pain as qualifying conditions, exponentially expanding access to medical cannabis for patients across the state.
After weeks of repeatedly counseling the same type of new patients, the daily routine became just that… routine.