1. Problem Definition

Lighthouse

HB 885 shined light on what appeared to be a hopeless situation:

Georgia’s HB 885 a piece of legislation introduced to the Georgia House of Representatives on January 28, 2014. The bill would legalize the use of cannabis (cannabis sativa), colloquially known as marijuana for medical purposes. Cannabis is a flowing plant, native to South and Central Asia. The plant contains a series of psychoactive compounds known as cannadinoids such as cannabinol (CBN) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with the latter being the main psychoactive ingredient. A non psychoactive cannabinoid, that is delivered to the patient in a nonsmoking delivery system whether it be in the form of liquid, pill, vaporization, or injection or other delivery method that does not include smoking.

A major factor in the increase in public support for cannabis was the documentary “Weed” by Dr. Sanjay Gupta in 2013. The documentary opened the eyes and hearts of millions of viewers to the medicine called cannabis. In a nationwide poll done by Solutions of Media, 86%  of Americans  think doctors should be allowed to prescribe cannabis in case of serious condition. Meanwhile, 51% believe it should be completely legalized, including for recreation use. (Dutton, et al. 2014). This shift in attitudes toward cannabis comes after 20 states and the District of Columbia enacted medical marijuana laws, and Colorado and Washington voted to legalize and use it regardless of the federal ban (Marijuana Resource Center n.d.), and in fact, president Obama just recently released making it easier for cannabis businesses to open bank accounts in states where the drug is legalized (Dinan, 2014).

Groups most affected by the problem are small children suffering from life- long seizure disorders who do not respond well to regular drugs and where cannabis is the only option left. Presently in Georgia a number of families are seeking a change in the state’s medical marijuana law.  Ms. Gaunt the mother of Connor Gaunt her 22 month old boy who was born with  tuberous sclerosis complex, which causes benign tumors that led to seizures. Connor has undergone brain surgery and tried several different medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration, none of which have stopped the seizures and have stunted his development. The same is true for eight year old Hunter Klepinger, nine year old Katlin Clark, and four year old Haleigh Cox of Forsyth Georgia who suffers from up to 100 seizures daily. Their are many other families in the state of Georgia that are experiencing the same issue of not being able to receive the treatment necessary to reduce and possibly eliminate the seizures all together.

Over 200 families in Colorado are currently using “Charlotte’s Web”, a strand high cannabidiol (CBD, the most indicated medical component of the plant) and low in THC ( the component that causes a “high”). and 85% showing significant reduction of seizure activity. This strand was named for five year old Charlotte Figi, who had been suffering from a rare disorder called Dravet’s syndrome, which caused her to have as many as 300 grand mal seizures a week. Charlotte used a wheelchair, went into repeated cardiac arrest and could barely speak, but doctors were out of ideas for help.

Then as a last resort, her mother began calling medical marijuana shops. Two years later, Charlotte is largely seizure-free and able to walk, talk and feed herself after taking oil infused with a special pot strain. Her recovery inspired the Charlotte’s Web name for the marijuana strain she takes in oil form that is bred not to have THC the ingredient that make users high. Her story also spread on social media, and inspired an influx of families with seizure stricken children to Colorado from states that ban the drug.

This problem affects the community and people as a whole in that it has a negative impact on the daily operation of family lifestyles. Financial burdens are placed on individual families, employment can be lost, wages not sufficient to cover medical bills. The medical facilities are exhausted in providing proper care to the specific nature of the problem. The problem persists equally throughout Georgia along with other states where medical cannabis remains illegal. Nevertheless, even among states where medical cannabis is legal, there is conflict with federal laws involving cultivation and sourcing.

18,400 Comments

18,400 thoughts on “1. Problem Definition

  1. What do you mean by cultural research topics ? I think culture defines a behavioral of a particular religion, caste, country, and unity, etc. The way of living, custom, food culture and it include education too. Everywhere people follow their rules and regulations living in their own way. If you are a student and your teacher assigns a research topic on culture, you should try these topics read followings diversity in cultural, psychology on cultural and cross-cultural research topics. May these topics will guide you for the assignment paper.

  2. Four kinds of education system followed by Australian people school college one of preschool, second is a primary school, third is a secondary school and fourth is tertiary education. The Australian education system is counted as top education management.

  3. You have made some decent points there. I looked on the internet for more information about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this Website.

  4. Basketball and baseball are two of the most popular sports to bet on in addition to football. When it comes to betting on sports, football is one of the most popular options. Football games offer a lot of different betting opportunities, and there is a lot of money wagered on the sport each year. Whether you’re betting on the point spread or the money line, there are plenty of opportunities to make a profit when betting on football.
    https://mostbet-review.com/

  5. You delivered such an impressive piece to read, giving every subject enlightenment for us to gain information. Thanks for sharing such information with us due to which my several concepts have been cleared. zainview

  6. I accidentally searched and visited your site. I still saw several posts during my visit, but the text was neat and readable. I will quote this post and post it on my blog. Would you like to visit my blog later? 토토사이트순위

  7. Let us explain how to setup Hp Printer Installation if your HP printer is brand new. After completing the setup, you can start operating the Printer to perform the functions such as Print, Scan, Copy, and Fax. You can connect the necessary cables as the first step and then go to the settings to activate the network. Once if the network is active, add the required device and select the settings to operate the Printer. If you find it hard to install the printer on your own, please talk to our Printer customer support team.

  8. Mainkan game slot yang bisa buat kau jadi kaya dengan mudah, kini akan dibantu oleh Agen Slot Online yang bisa buat kamu nikmati seluruh game slot yang mudah menang ini. Kunjungi web https://newbetcasino.com/ yang merupakan Situs Judi Slot Pulsa terbaik dengan modal 25k saja kamu sudah bisa rasakan sensasi main game slot https://sheshreds.com/1rad-2021-forum-index/profile/slot-casino88/ yang bisa buat kamu peroleh uang. Didalam situs tersebut kamu akan rasakan berbagai game mudah menang https://sheshreds.com/1rad-2021-forum-index/profile/play-slot88/ yang tidak akan bikin kamu stress, malah bisa buat kamu senang. Coba deh sekarang kalo puas lanjutin aja.

  9. kala jadu ka tor taweez Naade Ali hai yani agr ap ko kala jadu se kisi bhe tarha طرح shifa na mil rahi ho aur es silsilay سلسلے me ap ne har tarha ka zoor lagha لگا lia ho tu Dua Naade Ali Panjtani پنجتنی ka daman دامن zaroor thaam تھام lain , Insha Allah jadu tu kyia es ka baap باپ bhe ap ka picha پیچھا hameesha k liye chorr چھوڑ de gha Azma lain .
    kala jadu ka tor taweez
    kala jadu ka tor taweez

    thanks

  10. kala jadu ka tor taweez Naade Ali hai yani agr ap ko kala jadu se kisi bhe tarha طرح shifa na mil rahi ho aur es silsilay سلسلے me ap ne har tarha ka zoor lagha لگا lia ho tu Dua Naade Ali Panjtani پنجتنی ka daman دامن zaroor thaam تھام lain , Insha Allah jadu tu kyia es ka baap باپ bhe ap ka picha پیچھا hameesha k liye chorr چھوڑ de gha Azma lain .kala jadu ka tor taweezkala jadu ka tor taweez

    wow

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *