On November 20th, Irvin Rosenfeld will celebrate 30 years of receiving 10-12 Cannabis cigarettes from the United States Federal Government. He is the longest surviving of the final four Federal Medical Cannabis patients from a program that was started in 1978 and stopped under President H. W. Bush. He and 13 others were “Grand-fathered” in what is called a “Compassionate Care Investigational New Drug” protocol.
“Even though I have a severe bone tumor disorder, I am in great health because of my Cannabis use”, said Rosenfeld. “The sad part is that the Federal Government either doesn’t care or does not want to know how well I am.”
Eighteen states and D.C. have enacted laws that declared that their citizens that need Cannabis for medical use are not criminals. That’s over 40% of the population. 75-80% of the people believe that physicians should have the right to use Medical Cannabis in their practices. When will the Federal Government take real responsibility for the cost of healthcare and do what’s best for patients?
“I am living proof that Medical Cannabis works,” said Rosenfeld, author of “My Medicine” ‘How I Convinced the U.S. Government to Supply My Marijuana and Helped Launch a National Movement’ available at www.mymedicinethebook.com and on Kindle.