The Pennsylvania’s legislator Tom Caltagirone indicated the chances of legalizing Medical Marijuana in the State
ForexMinute.com – Amidst lawmakers exchanging conversations about the potential revenues medical marijuana can generate, Pennsylvania’s legislators have publicly opened up about their take on cannabis. Despite of the state’s current ban of marijuana, legislator Tom Caltagirone has supported the law that can legalize the pot on medical grounds.
“If it’s going to help those who have some type of medical disability or problem why not?” says the respected lawmaker while explaining how medical marijuana has proved to be an ailment to individuals with severe illness or extreme pain. He also compares medical marijuana with any controlled substance whose overdose can be injurious but yet its limited intake is necessary for patients.
Despite of its utmost logical reasoning for legalizing marijuana, the man yet found many opponents worried about the possibility of a misuse. They defied Mr. Caltagirone’s with counting the endless possibilities that this law would encourage marijuana’s addiction among youngsters.
The legislator too responded with a statement explaining how even the lawfully prescribed drugs are being abused by many individuals, but they simply can’t ban them all. “Don’t tell me that we can’t control it, I think we can control it,” Caltagirone said, “as long as medical marijuana is controlled by pharmacies and doctors in order to ease the pain and suffering of cancer patients and others.”
He further suggested an alternative to use medical marijuana with a prescribed narcotic such as Oxycontin, while also promising to vote for the pot’s legalization in Pennsylvania, calling it the “right thing to do.”
Mr. Caltagirone found his support in State Senator Judy Schwank, who also thinks that the legalization of medical marijuana is immediately required for people with severe illness. She quoted her personal experience of receiving calls from parents whose children needs immediate attention with their corresponding illnesses.
Schwank though also presented her concerns over substance abuse, and suggested proper measures over of the use of medical marijuana. “We need to do this in a way that ensures that we have a safe product for adults and children who are ill,” she said. “We will be very careful to ensure that we have a high quality product that’s very well regulated.”
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