Steven Cohen
Ending Marijuana Prohibition

U.S. Congressman Calls On Attorney General To Reschedule Marijuana

Steven CohenSteve Cohen has been an outspoken supporter of marijuana reform, which is rare in Congress. Not as rare as it used to be, but rare nonetheless. Below is a press release from Congressman Cohen directed at United States Attorney General Eric Holder calling for him to reschedule marijuana:

In response Attorney General Eric Holder’s comments this week regarding marijuana at the National Press Club, Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) called on Attorney General Eric Holder to use existing authority to reschedule marijuana.

“Marijuana is currently a Schedule I drug.  This is a category for drugs with no medical benefit.  Not even cocaine or methamphetamine are Schedule I,” said Congressman Cohen.  “Patients have used marijuana to treat epileptic seizures, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Parkinson’s disease, and nausea associated with cancer treatment.  The federal government should be doing more to keep abreast of the science that has demonstrated that marijuana has medicinal value as well as not interfering with states that have recognized that fact.”

During an event at the National Press Club on Tuesday, Attorney General Holder said that there is “a legitimate debate to be had on both sides of that question on where marijuana should be in terms of scheduling.” [Feb. 17, 2015 National Journal]

In a letter sent to the Attorney General, Congressman Cohen wrote, in part, “[A]s you know, you already have the statutory authority to reclassify marijuana…Not even cocaine or methamphetamine are Schedule I substances….I urge you to in your remaining time in office to take action, under existing federal law to reclassify marijuana.”

As a Schedule I drug, marijuana has the same classification as heroin, LSD and MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy.

Congressman Cohen’s letter also describes how marijuana has been used to treat cancer patients and children with epileptic seizures.

Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound of marijuana which has medicinal effects but does not contain significant THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.  CBD has been used to treat seizures.

One of Congressman Cohen’s constituents, 3-year-old Chloe Grauer, suffered from a rare neurological disease that caused her to have 100 to 200 seizures daily.  Her family tried dozens of options to treat her disease including medications and surgery, but nothing stopped the seizures.  Her family tried to treat her with CBD.  Because of Cannabidiol’s Schedule I classification, Tennessee was unable to quickly make CBD available for Chloe.  Sadly, Chloe passed away late last year.

Congressman Cohen has advocated for bipartisan legislation, Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act, which would remove CBD from the federal definition of marijuana. If enacted, the bill would have allowed Chloe access to CBD which might have alleviated her symptoms.

A PDF of the letter is available here.

Source: Congressman Steve Cohen

  • MrPC

    Strictly speaking, almost nothing really qualifies as Schedule 1. Heroin, I suppose. Certainly LSD, psilocybin, mescaline and ecstasy have therapeutic (not to mention religious) uses, and cannabis is blatantly, criminally mis-scheduled. Unfortunately, most politicians are too busy fundraising to notice and too brainwashed to even consider the actual facts of “illegal drugs.” Thank goodness for Steve Cohen and Jared Polis!

    • hanspy

      Schedule 1 drugs do not exist. There is always some use for everything.

    • darthhillbilly

      Heroin is an opiate….medicinal value? Do I think heroin should be legal…debatable. The evidence says that marijuana is medicine. Israel leads the world in cannabis research and say it is medicine. I think it has medicinal properties, and would urge policy makers to take the lead on this issue instead of facing state referendums.

      • Murrey Gropp

        Heroin should be legal. Prohibition hasn’t stopped anyone or anything. We have the most secure prison system in the world and we can’t even keep drugs out of them much less the streets. Stop criminalizing addiction and realize that someone who wants to change the way the feel for whatever reason is not going to let a law stand in their way and there will always be people who are willing to facilitate that need for profit. We have given up our rights and freedoms due to the fake war on drugs and created a law enforcement society that is completely out of control in this country. Civil forfeiture is against everything this great country is founded on and law enforcement and municipalities see it as nothing but a revenue stream at the expense of the American citizens. When will we realize that the war on drugs harms way more than it helps. What is the worst thing that would happen if heroin was legal? The great majority of people are not going to rush out and suddenly do heroin because they have no desire to do such a thing. The people who want to do heroin are doing it now and most likely end up in some kind of criminal behavior to feed their habit. Why not just cut out the criminal part and give them something that’s medically clean and assured and offer them a way out when they are ready. That would make yo much sense I guess and people would think on some way that they are condoning the behavior when in reality the behavior will continue regardless of whether it’s legal or not. After all, prohibition sure worked on alcohol…..

        • darthhillbilly

          While I agree that we as Americans should move towards the European model of help and treatment vs. incarceration/imprisonment, I would personally go for decriminalization (heroin not weed)over making legal (keep in mind that my perceptions are probably skewed by the propagandised “War on Drugs”). To me there is no reason that ANY non-violent drug use should have a minimum sentence of any sort. Our “for profit” prison system is simply ludicrous. The basic fact is that you are correct in stating that people will continue to do what they want to do, regardless of legality. The way we handle drugs is obviously not working.

          • The only drug with a proven association with violence is alcohol.

          • been there

            I’ve personally seen PCP cause Jekyll and Hyde transformations (easy going to extreme violence [with no recollection afterwards]) so I’m going to have to disagree on that.

          • I have seen the same thing with PCP. None the less alcohol is the only drug with a PROVEN association with violence.

          • besommer

            And when you are cited for possession and don’t pay the fine? You don’t think that is the first step on the path to incarceration? There is no reason for the Judicial system to have any involvement regarding an individual choosing to use this plant — whether it is for recreation, medicinal, spiritual or religious reasons.

          • darthhillbilly

            That was meant towards heroin, not marijuana. Look at my comments lol…I’m on your side…Free The Weed!!!

          • besommer

            I actually feel the same way about any substance. Increased Heroin use in our society can be attributed to prohibition, just like increased Cocaine use. If probition weren’t part of our history, more people would be likely smoking Opium or chewing Coca leaves instead of using a more concentrated product that was popularized for easier smuggling and to get the most bang for your buck.

    • Actually, thank the good voters of TN 9th District and CO 2nd District.

    • And Rand Paul. – Look him up about drug war racism.

      • MrPC

        I absolutely agree with Mr. Paul on this subject, although not many others. But I don’t think he has actually proposed any legislation that addresses the problem, has he?

        • See this comment http://www.theweedblog.com/u-s-congressman-calls-on-attorney-general-to-reschedule-marijuana/#comment-1869728263

          Short answer – yes he has. Only for medical – so far. It passed. I expect more action later in the year if some states legalize legislatively.

          • kycountry

            Being from the bluegrass state I’ve followed Paul’s comments and views. I’ve came to the conclusion it just depends “who” he’s speaking with at the time. Phony……..peace

          • What? You were hoping he wasn’t a politician? Isn’t that asking for more than any of them deliver? Ever.

            After all – we have elected a President who was going to wind down the war in Iraq. He is now asking to start it up again. Yes. Just air power and advisers. But I’m old enough to remember Vietnam starting the same way.

            They all lie. They are all phony. So which is the lying phoney closest to my issues? It is about the best you can do.

            As my grandpappy always used to say, “They are all crooks.”

      • Kathy Crawford

        I like Rand I hope he is our next president and he
        Ends marijuana prohibition

  • Silly Rabbit

    I drank way too much X years ago but don’t anymore ….. But someday I will again as I’m sure I’ll need some strong pain killer at some point …….

    If Heroin works for you in your last days, so be it and for that reason it has a use, not one I would use but for some perhaps …..

    LSD for sure, just ask Steve Jobs!

    • MrPC

      If I were very ill and in severe pain, I would not hesitate for a second to use every strong opiate I could get my hands on. Addiction would be the least of my worries.

  • Jeff deutsch

    I’m a Scientist with a strong interest in Cancer Research. This is great news. High Dose Medical Marijuana Oil Therapy (HDMMOT) is one of the most exciting things to come onto the scene in Cancer Therapy in years. Its imperative that every American who wants to try HDMMOT have the chance to do so, so that the Oncology community can quickly determine if the results seen by individual patients, and in small non-placibo controlled studies such as the “Berkeley Study” hold true in large-scale clinical trials. Classic double blind clinical trials would be unethical given the miraculous results seen by patients using Medical Marijuana Oil, given the results seen in small scale trials so far. It is of the utmost urgency from a human rights standpoint that Marijuana be removed from Schedule 1 immediately. To fail to do so, and by that failure, denying any American with Cancer the right to try HDMMOT, would be a crime against humanity.

  • Johnny oneye

    Forgot to add this guy to presidential candidates Polis/blemenaur and Cohen!
    Cannabis is known to the federal government to cure glaucoma

    • Don’t forget Paul – The most anti-Prohibitionist in the race. So far.

      • Johnny oneye

        FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCommentPrint
        Marijuana is shaping up to be the new gay marriage of GOP politics — most Republicans would rather not talk about it, except to punt to the states.

        But when it comes to the 2016 presidential race, a series of legalization ballot initiatives — and a certain outspoken Kentucky senator — could make it harder for the Republican field to avoid the conversation.

        Story Continued Below


        When asked to articulate their positions on recreational marijuana, several potential GOP 2016 candidates have tried to strike a tricky balance: stress the downsides of pot use and the upsides of states’ rights. Some have indicated their openness to decriminalizing pot, at least in their state, but none favors outright legalization.


        How Romney got to ‘no’
        JAMES HOHMANN
        For instance, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who took steps toward decriminalizing pot in his state, declared last year: “I am a staunch promoter of the 10th Amendment. States should be able to set their own policies on abortion, same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization.”

        Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, meanwhile, “believes legalization of marijuana for recreational use is a bad idea, and that the states that are doing it may well come to regret it,” said Alex Conant, his spokesman. “Of course, states can make decisions about what laws they wish to apply within their own borders.”

        Marijuana may not stimulate the same kind of passion as the debate over same-sex marriage. Still, a majority of Americans support legalizing pot, and young people — who tend to turn out more for presidential elections than midterms — are especially keen on it.

        The “leave it to the states” stance allows potential GOP candidates to stake out a relatively safe middle ground between an older conservative base that disapproves of marijuana use and a general-election electorate and libertarian wing that prefers legalization. The states’ rights approach also allows GOP candidates to express some openness to medical marijuana and criminal justice reform and argue against devoting costly resources for federal enforcement.

        It’s also a position many in the prospective GOP field have taken on same-sex marriage.


        Obama cranks up trade pitch to Dems
        LAUREN FRENCH and ANNA PALMER
        Perry and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush both argued for the rights of states to set their own marriage policies after courts overturned bans in Texas and Florida. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Rubio, among others, have also said marriage should be left up to the states. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has called for a constitutional amendment to disallow the federal government or courts to nullify state marriage laws, saying: “our Constitution leaves it to the states to define marriage.”

        At least five states are preparing to vote on legalization of recreational marijuana in 2016 — Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada. There are efforts to put the issue on ballots in Florida, Missouri and Montana. Colorado, Washington state, Oregon and Alaska already have voted to legalize recreational marijuana, as has Washington, D.C.

        President Barack Obama’s administration has basically tried to avoid what’s becoming a murky legal issue. The Justice Department announced in 2013 that it wouldn’t block recreational and medical marijuana in states that adopted legalization measures; while a federal cannabis ban remains, the administration has largely opted not to enforce it in states that have voted to legalize.

        Many states have laws either legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes or decriminalizing it — eliminating criminal charges while still having penalties, such as a fine. States have flirted with those two avenues to test the waters on marijuana without immediately embracing full-scale legalization.

        Among those states is Florida, which narrowly defeated a constitutional amendment to allow medical marijuana in 2014. Bush publicly opposed it but added that states “ought to have a right to decide.”


        Jeb’s big test
        BEN WHITE and ANNA PALMER
        In Texas, Perry made reforms to reduce criminal charges against nonviolent offenders, but his spokeswoman said he has no stance on whether the federal government should decriminalize pot use. Instead, he points to the 10th Amendment in arguing that states should choose their own path.

        Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, another likely 2016 contender, has opposed legalization, but has acknowledged his state could vote for it on his watch.

        Legalization advocates identify Rubio and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the most outspoken critics of marijuana among potential Republican presidential candidates.

        The Florida senator has expressed openness to medical marijuana but ruled out decriminalization. He often talks about the perils of marijuana use, but won’t say whether he has ever smoked pot.

        Christie has railed against the Colorado experiment and opposes medical marijuana. Still, he has emphasized the importance of relying on drug treatment more than criminal penalties.


        Romney’s move makes life simpler for Hill Republicans
        BURGESS EVERETT
        Cruz has called the Obama administration’s failure to enforce the federal marijuana ban “fundamentally dangerous to the liberty of the people,” but hasn’t said what he’d do if elected president. So far, none of the likely 2016 candidates has said the federal government should stop states from legalizing marijuana.

        The pro-legalization lobby, buoyed by recent successes, is taking an aggressive state-based approach in the next two years and believes 2016 will be favorable for the ballot initiatives. Advocates don’t see anyone in the GOP field pushing back too hard.

        “No one’s been a problem for us,” said Michael Collins, policy manager at the Drug Policy Alliance.

        “Largely, major presidential candidates will do their best to avoid the issue,” added his colleague Malik Burnett.

        Some advocates have downplayed the parallels between same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization. While recreational cannabis has found its success on the ballot, gay marriage has been decided mostly in state legislatures and courts.

        Still, both movements have successfully used state-based models, increasing pressure for federal action. The Supreme Court will decide later this year whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.

        One Republican outspoken on marijuana is Paul, who has made major overtures to young people and minorities. The Kentucky senator, a favorite in the GOP’s libertarian wing, is the highest-profile Republican to support federal decriminalization and the party’s only potential presidential candidate to do so.

        Paul has sponsored legislation aimed at preventing the federal government from cracking down on the medical marijuana industry in states where it’s legal. He’s teamed up with Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) to introduce sentencing reform legislation. He recently co-sponsored a Senate bill to legalize industrial hemp — a less-potent sibling of marijuana.

        “I don’t want to put our kids in prison for it,” Paul said of marijuana in December. “So if your kid was caught selling marijuana or growing enough that it’s a felony conviction, they could be in jail for an extended period of time. They also lose their ability to be employable. So I want to change all of that.”

      • Johnny oneye

        Ron not Rand

        • Rand is OK. Not as good as Ron. But Rand is a Senator and Ron is a private citizen.

    • Lesley Jxsgrma Richardson

      The feds have a patent on medical marijuana and if you read the patent it’s says it has many medical uses go figure dumb ass politicians

      • Johnny oneye

        #efficacy

      • Kathy Crawford

        US patent number
        6630507

  • Holder is a marijuana prohibitionist who has backed off a little under pressure from Obama but he has made it clear in congressional testimony that he isn’t touching Schedule 1.

    Steve Cohen should demand that Holder be arrested under RICO for conspiracy and racketeering testifying that marijuana has no medical use under Schedule 1.

  • Sinclair

    A.G Holder is h oing to play ignorance because he us to chicken to make the correct decision. The right decision and the logical decision. Holder would rather lock up every one.

  • contrariant

    Holder is too busy covering up scandals including the HSBC deal that drew a waiver of prosecution from Loretta Lynch. As long as it is only “people” who are suffering, and not one of his protected classes – including bankers, Holder doesn’t care. He’s always been a deal maker, cover artist, and totally unqualified for AG.

    Changing the scheduling of cannabis is a threat to Big Pharma and, by extension, their campaign contributions. They have the power to generate job offers at any number of white shoe law firms, and you can bet that Holder is wetting his lips at the prospect of receiving all that good will.

    The more educated the public the more likely that prosecutions will be futile for failure to seat a jury without one person nullifying a guilty verdict. Unfortunately drug courts fill private rehab centers with people caught possessing cannabis, and this gives the prohibitionists some stats to claim that it is addictive. Personally I’d like to ask Patrick Kennedy what makes him an authority on cannabis since his experience seems to be relegated to alcohol and pharmaceutical addiction. Converts to sobriety are always the most fanatical. He needs to STFU.

    • darthhillbilly

      When I got pinched for simple possession of marijuana, I was given 2 choices…1.) Go to jail for 30 days 2.) Seek treatment and attend court mandated NA meetings. I chose door number two( it was a third offense). I had to listen to people say what a joke it was while I was there, and listened to horror stories from people that actually had problems. I never had to steal or sell my body to get my “fix”. I just got pulled over for speeding and the officer smelled my weed. Crazy…

      • Dave Period

        I’m not in the same boat as you but on the pier you got on (pulled over once for speeding so far). Long story short, Just A few points to think about: 1. Its not the plant its the law that’s the problem. 2. How do they expect a class to help when you know the truth? 3. Isn’t it weird to you that one crime is consequential of another? In my case, everyone who found out about my situation were shocked and much more concerned with an inanimate plant in my car rather than the fact of me operating a 3000 lb vehicle at high speed. My weed ticket was less than the speeding. Odd isn’t it? Just sounds weird when you say it. Just emphasizing with you is all.

      • Kathy Crawford

        My son used marijuana and was just fine for years
        He was a good man who loved and took care of his family
        He was arrested in Va and they threw the book at him
        He also has PSTD and can’t sleep.
        Now he sad and depressed and has to pay all this money to the courts and lawyers
        And with a no good job now so he struggles and stays broke
        He’s court date is April 14th
        And I hope and pray this will pass to save him from going to jail
        How can this be the way they treat someone
        End marijuana prohibition on a federal level
        The unjust laws do more harm the marijuana itself

        • darthhillbilly

          My heart goes out to you and your son, as well as the parents who have had to uproot their lives to seek treatment that should be available. The “Drug War” has caused so many casualties that it is heartbreaking. So sorry for your worries and your son’s misfortune. The laws NEED to be changed.

    • The HSBC was a drug money laundry. Why would Holder want to cover it up? It was covertly set up by our government? Well all right then.

    • been there

      Patrick Kennedy and convert to sobriety sounds like another example of an oxymoron.

  • Murrey Gropp

    Marajuana and opiates like heroin should be legal. Prohibition hasn’t stopped anyone or anything. We have the most secure prison system in the world and we can’t even keep drugs out of them much less the streets. Stop criminalizing addiction and realize that someone who wants to change the way they feel for whatever reason is not going to let a law stand in their way and there will always be people who are willing to facilitate that need for profit. We have given up our rights and freedoms due to the fake war on drugs and created a law enforcement society that is completely out of control in this country. Civil forfeiture is against everything this great country is founded on and law enforcement and municipalities see it as nothing but a revenue stream at the expense of the American citizens. When will we realize that the war on drugs harms way more than it helps. What is the worst thing that would happen if heroin was legal? The great majority of people are not going to rush out and suddenly do heroin because they have no desire to do such a thing. The people who want to do heroin are doing it now and most likely end up in some kind of criminal behavior to feed their habit. Why not just cut out the criminal part and give them something that’s medically clean and assured and offer them a way out when they are ready. That would make to much sense I guess and people would think in some way that they are condoning the behavior when in reality the behavior will continue regardless of whether it’s legal or not. After all, prohibition sure worked on alcohol…..

  • Nathaniel

    I still can’t tell how much of this grandstanding is pandering or if some of these recent proponents are true believers in the medicinal value. Only time will tell how hard they are willing to fight for our rights.

  • Lesley Jxsgrma Richardson

    I have bipolar 1 smoke everyday I am 56 in college and on the deans list wake up Washington it’s time

  • Michele Erickson

    I suffer from insomnia, bipolar, and anxiety. Which is pretty messed up. Smoking marijuana helps me relax and get more than 4 hours of sleep every night.

  • Gary Williams

    It keeps me from getting Alzheimer’s! Keeps me from getting glaucoma! Allows me to know I’m aggravating some ignorant self-serving asshole!

  • WMDG Darkgoddess

    it’s necessary medicine, maybe the best there is.

  • Fired Up!

    Does the USA always have to be last on legalizing this plant! And to even compare it to cocaine and meth is a joke! Please, let us, the American citizens decide what we know is best for this country!!

  • Fired Up!

    A drunk-driver messed and disabled my brother and he can’t even smoke a joint, because he HAS to take pain medication! Duh, His old doctor would let him…but not now, not in NC..the doctors drug-test him just to make sure he is WITHOUT THC..and what a shame! Someone, Give me some advice please! He’s beginning to lose his battle with his mind! PTSD..He can’t handle anymore!

  • thom bombastus

    LEGALIZATION IS FREE!!!!!!!!!! – MAKES PERFECT SENSE!!!

    LEGALIZATION makes MEDICAL MARIJUANA
    and the DRUG WAR MOOT!!! – MAKES PERFECT SENSE!!!

    LEGALIZATION IS A GIGANTIC WINDFALL TAX CUT!!! – MAKES PERFECT SENSE!!!

    LEGALIZATION IS SELF IMPLEMENTING AND INSTANTANEOUS!!!! – MAKES PERFECT SENSE!!!

    LEGALIZATION STOPS ALL FEEDS TO BIG BROTHER FROM STATE AGENCIES,
    INSTANTLY!!!! – MAKES PERFECT SENSE!!!

    LEGALIZATION MAKES MJ SCHEDULE 0 – SAME AS ALCOHOL & TOBACCO – MAKES PERFECT SENSE!!!

    HOLD OUT FOR LEGALIZATION INITIATIVE! – MAKES PERFECT SENSE!

    DON’T SIGN THIS “FOOL ME ONCE” INITIATIVE – MAKES PERFECT SENSE!

    Thom Bombastus

  • thom bombastus

    “The July 2014 version of “Granny Storm Crow’s List” has studies on how
    cannabis, or various cannabinoids can help heal, or lessen the effects
    of each of these conditions.” Granny Storm Crow

    ACHILLES TENDINOSIS
    ACNE
    ADD/ ADHD
    ADDICTION TO PHARMACEUTICAL OR ILLICIT DRUGS
    ALS / AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS
    ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
    ANOREXIA NERVOSA
    ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES
    ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES
    APPETITE STIMULANT
    ARTHRITIS
    ASTHMA
    ATHEROSCLEROSIS
    AUTISM
    BACK PAIN
    BILE DUCT DISORDERS
    BIPOLAR DISORDER
    BLADDER DISORDERS
    BLEPHAROSPASM
    BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER
    BOWEL DISORDERS
    BULIMIA
    BURNING MOUTH SYNDROME
    CANCER – ADRENAL CORTICAL
    CANCER – BLADDER / URETHRAL
    CANCER – BONE
    CANCER – BREAST
    CANCER – CERVICAL
    CANCER – CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA
    CANCER – COLON /COLORECTAL
    CANCER – ENDOMETRIAL
    CANCER – GASTRIC
    CANCER – GLIOMA/ BRAIN CANCERS
    CANCER – HEAD AND NECK
    CANCER – KAPOSI’S SARCOMA
    CANCER – KIDNEY
    CANCER – LEUKEMIA
    CANCER – LIVER
    CANCER – LUNG
    CANCER – LYMPHOMA
    CANCER – MELANOMA
    CANCER – MULTIPLE MYELOMA
    CANCER – NASOPHARYNGEAL
    CANCER – NEUROBLASTOMA
    CANCER – ORAL
    CANCER – OVARIAN
    CANCER – PANCREATIC
    CANCER – PITUITARY ADENOMA
    CANCER – PNET / PRIMITIVE NEUROECTODERMAL TUMOR
    CANCER – PROSTATE
    CANCER – RHABDOMYOSARCOMA
    CANCER – SKIN
    CANCER – SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA
    CANCER – TESTICULAR
    CANCER – THYMOMA
    CANCER – THYROID
    CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
    CELIAC DISEASE
    CEREBRAL PALSY
    CHAGAS DISEASE/ AMERICAN TRYPANOSOMIASIS
    CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH DISEASE
    CHEMOTHERAPY SIDE EFFECTS
    CHOLERA
    CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDRONE/ MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS
    COLITIS
    COPD/ CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PUMONARY DISEASE
    CROHN’S DISEASE
    CRPS/ COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME
    CUSHING’S SYNDROME
    CYSTIC FIBROSIS
    CYSTITIS
    DEPRESSION
    DERMATITIS
    DIABETES
    DOWN’S SYNDROME
    DUPUYTREN’S CONTRACTURE
    DYSKINESIA
    DYSTONIA
    ECZEMA
    EDEMA
    EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME
    ENCEPHALITIS
    ENDOMETRIOSIS
    EPIDIDYMITIS
    EPILEPSY/ SEIZURES
    ESSENTIAL TREMOR
    FAMILIAL MEDITERRANEAN FEVER
    FIBROMYALGIA
    FLU / INFLUENZA
    FRAGILE X SYNDROME
    GASTRIC ULCERS
    GERD/GASTRO-ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX
    GLAUCOMA
    GOUT
    GRANULOMA
    GRAVE’S DISEASE
    HEADACHES
    HEART DISEASE/ CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS
    HEPATITIS
    HEREDITARY MULTIPLE EXOTOSES
    HERPES
    HICCUPS
    HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
    HIGH CHOLESTEROL
    HIV / AIDS
    HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE
    HYPEREKPLEXIA DISEASE
    IBS/ IBD
    IDIOPATHIC INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION
    IMMUNE THROMBOCYTOPENIA
    ISAACS’ SYNDROME/ ACQUIRED NEUROMYOTONIA
    KIDNEY DISORDERS
    LEISHMANIASIS
    LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS
    LYME DISEASE
    MACULAR DEGENERATION
    MALARIA
    MARFAN’S SYNDROME
    MENIERE’S SYNDROME
    MENINGITIS
    MENOPAUSE SYMPTOMS
    MIGRAINES
    MORNING SICKNESS
    MOTION SICKNESS
    MRSA/ METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHLOCOCCUS AUREUS
    MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS/ MS
    MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY
    MUSCLE RELAXANT
    MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY/ MD
    MYOCLONUS DIAPHRAGMATIC FLUTTER
    NAIL-PATELLA SYNDROME
    NAUSEA
    NEOINTIMA
    NEUROPATHIC PAIN
    NIEMANN-PICK DISEASE
    NIGHT SWEATS
    OBESITY
    OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER/ OCD
    OSTEOPOROSIS
    OVARIAN CYSTS
    PAIN
    PANCREATITIS
    PARKINSON’S DISEASE
    PERINATAL HYPOXIC-ISCHEMIC INJURY
    PHARC SYNDROME
    PORPHYRIA
    POST-OPERATIVE PAIN
    POST POLIO SYNDROME
    POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER/ PTSD
    PROMM/ PROXIMAL MYOTONIC PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA
    PRURITIS
    PSORIASIS
    QUITTING OTHER DRUGS
    QUITTING TOBACCO
    REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY
    RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME
    RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA
    SCA/ SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIA
    SCHISTOSOMA INFECTION
    RSD /REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY
    SCHIZOPHRENIA
    SCLERODERMA
    SEPTIC SHOCK
    SICKLE CELL DISEASE
    SLEEP APNEA
    SLEEPING SICKNESS/ TRYPANOSOMIASIS
    SPASTICITY
    SPINAL CORD INJURY
    SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIA
    STIFF-PERSON SYNDROME
    STRESS
    STROKE
    STUTTERING
    THALASSEMIA MAJOR
    TIC DOULOUREUX/ TRIGEMINAL NEUROPATHIC PAIN
    TINNITUS
    TOURETTE’S SYNDROME
    TRICHOTILLOMANIA
    TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS
    WILSON’S DISEASE

  • Kathleen Chippi

    Science and 8,000 plus years of human use show us cannabis should be REMOVED from schedule. Alcohol, tobacco and aspirin are NOT on schedule. It’s schedule I based on LIES, prohibition based on lies….

  • Randy

    I see a big problem with the prison overcrowding.in our Country. thank you for writing a great law to let the punishment fit the crime and make room for real prisoners. the judges are turning away real criminals a lot of times because there just isn’t enough room for everybody. if someone wants to help show our state lawmakers our opinions of what is fair laws, do you have any suggestions as to who we should try to talk to on that topic?