• Access to Medical Cannabis Speeds Ahead in Countries Outside the U.S.

    Despite newly appointed Attorney General Jeff Session’s unfounded proclamations that marijuana destroys families and lives, the steady march of medical marijuana successes and greater access to patients continues internationally. North and south of the U.S. borders, making medical marijuana available to patients who need it is making strong advances. Since its start in 2000, Canada’s nationwide medical marijuana system has evolved into a more accessible program for patients today, and 2018 is arriving with even more improvements. April 2017 is when Mexico’s Congress overwhelming passed a bill approved by its Senate last year to allow cannabis as medicine, allowing national research to proceed as well as decriminalizing its use among citizens. Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto has fully supported this action, suggesting even more access to medical marijuana. Despite this and international research proving the merits of medical cannabis, our United States national government agencies continue promoting false "Reefer Madness" fears.

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  • Access to Medical Cannabis Speeds Ahead in Countries Outside the U.S.

    For those who have tried AA type 12 Step programs and found them unhelpful, I suggest checking out an alternative recovery fellowship called LifeRing. If you don't have any face-to-face LifeRing meetings in your area, they also have a substantial online community in the form of email groups and live chats. After a bit of experience there it would be easy to start your own local face-to-face group. They do not discriminate on the basis of what your drug(s) of choice may have been, do not promote any kind of one-size-fits-all program like the 12 Steps, and emphasize instead what is called a Personal Recovery Program. Using medical marijuana as part of that program would be considered to be perfectly acceptable.