Pubdate: Mon, 25 Aug 2014
Source: Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Copyright: 2014 Sun-Sentinel Company
Author: John Chase
Page: 12A


I am 80 and likely will never use marijuana in any form for any 
reason, but I want the entire plant to be legalized for medical use.

The high CBD component (as found in Charlotte's Web) was featured in 
Sanjay Gupta's "Weed 1" report on CNN last August. It was the 
heartrending videos of Charlotte Figi's seizures that made legalizing 
it a slam-dunk in the Legislature this year.

Less known is Sanjay Gupta's Weed 2 report, on CNN last March, when 
he doubled down by speaking in favor of the "entourage effects" - 
those being the synergy of the whole plant, discovered by Israeli 
researchers. We would have known decades ago about the entourage 
effects had the government not blocked research to find them. So the 
people did the research, at great legal risk to themselves and their 
families. Now we should grandfather in marijuana much as we did 
aspirin. Amendment 2 is the first step.

John Chase, Palm Harbor
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