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Is Cannabis the Answer to the Opioid Crisis?


I believe in science and self ownership. Cannabis has been proven to be a powerful weapon against the opioid abuse epidemic, which is currently plaguing our county, state and nation.

Cabarrus County Government should be on the cutting edge of compassion by defending the right of county residents to responsibly use cannabis as a medicine. If elected, I will advocate for patient rights and the right to choose your own medicines.

In her opinion piece titled. “Is Cannabis the Answer to the Opioid Crisis?”, Adie Wilson-Poe, Ph.D., a scientific adviser to Weedmaps, and a faculty member at the Washington University School of Medicine, writes…

With 29 states and the District of Columbia legalizing medical cannabis since 1996, individual states are fast becoming incubators of important public health data as it relates to opioids and cannabis. We are watching this data closely. Work published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that opioid mortality drops by nearly 25 percent when a U.S. state legalizes medical cannabis; and that percentage goes up the longer the state has the law on the books. This compelling data should not be ignored.

Why would this be?…

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Bring Hemp Back To Cabarrus



Cabarrus County should follow Colorado’s example and get ahead of the economic curve by reintroducing hemp to our local farms and fields. We can continue to be pulled into the 21st Century or “grease the skids” and take a responsible and vibrant role in shaping the future.

An article on the Foundation for Economic Education website explains the facts behind Colorado’s success story. Michael Maharrey writes…

“A number of states have legalized hemp, but none have been as successful as Colorado. And there is one thing that sets this state apart from most of the others: an almost total disregard of federal law. While most hemp states have tried to operate their programs within federal parameters, Colorado has not. It simply set up its own commercial licensing system and let farmers go to work.

According to a Marijuana Business Daily story cited by the Daily Planet, Colorado has, “more acres in hemp, more farmers growing the crop, more processors extracting CBD from hemp and more market opportunities for selling the plant than any other state.”

In fact, last year, Colorado accounted for more than half of the country’s hemp production. The Daily Planet pinpoints one of the main reasons why. Continue reading