Patients Show up for Third Public Hearing for Medical Marijuana

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Frankie Espinosa, a resident suffering from prostate cancer first testified on the need for medical cannabis now.  

Guam – For the third public hearing on Medical marijuana, we heard from patients, who testified for the need for medical cannabis as soon as possible.

 

Frankie Espinosa, a resident suffering from prostate cancer first testified on the need for medical cannabis now.  

“My prostate cancer has spread to my bones so right now it’s painful. The market is too expensive and the only thing that really relieves the pain because I try not to take too much medication because it will affect my liver, so its going to be a double jeopardy, my liver and my cancer,” said Espinosa.

Additionally, Bertha Cruz, a resident of Guam suffering from fibro myalgia, testified that she hopes her condition will be listed in the final rules and regulations so she can have medical cannabis replace her quote ‘bags of pills’ she currently takes to deal with the constant pain she feels.

 

“I hope when you consider the cost of these things, consider the person who’s only on a fixed income, a retiree a disabled person because we don’t get pay raises every year, and we are going to need it, so I’m hoping to join the group short of moving off island again just to live a good lifestyle, ” said Bertha Cruz.

 

The last public hearing is at the legislative hearing room on Thursday, where public health director James Gillan will be presenting a budget for the medical marijuana program. The hearing starts at 6 p.m.

 

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  1. The funny thing about this is how many potheads out there who think this is a green light for them to begin growing their own marijuana in their backyards. Idiots!

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