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Asthma and Medical Marijuana

Asthma and Medical Marijuana

Asthma and medical marijuana- Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and…

Maryland Senator Supports Medical Marijuana, Shares His Story

“Public health is now personal for me,” Raskin said. “I know what it means for people to be living on the absolute edge of hope and despair, and politicians should not get in the way of people getting the medical relief they need.”

Raskin (D) will be one of the leading voices on several issues during the legislative session, but when he speaks about medical marijuana he will add a compelling personal story to the debate over whether Maryland should join more than a dozen other states and the District in legalizing the drug for medical use.

During chemotherapy, Raskin said he did not consider medical marijuana because of a family history of asthma and cystic fibrosis. But he is adamant that he and and his colleagues should work “to relieve suffering.” Medical marijuana, proponents and patients have said, can ease pain and stimulate appetite for those suffering from cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases.