With medical marijuana legal in 16 states (what's the hold-up, CT Gov. Malloy?) and Washington, D.C., gone are the days marijuana was considered something that only hippies did at a Grateful Dead show. But the federal government still considers marijuana to be terrifyingly-addictive and dangerous, and that's a problem for students on college campuses who use marijuana to keep pain and disease effects at bay during their studies.
Though it still retains its Schedule I classification within the federal government, doctors have come out in support of marijuana's therapeutic effects, and people across the globe are beginning to chant a little more in-unison about the power of this little plant.
Problematically, however, universities are caught in a conundrum; if they follow federal law, they deny students their medicine. If they follow the state law, they risk losing federal funding. And, well, when it comes down to people versus money, what do you think usually wins?
On Monday, we let you know that the ASA declared this week "Medical Marijuana Week." This is just a reminder that tomorrow is a day of rallies, and if you live in Arizona, California, Maine, New Jersey, Oregon or Washington, you can join other individuals interested in providing patients with safe access to medical marijuana!
If you're interested in joining a rally tomorrow, find one near you on the ASA website!