Since 1996 Californians have been able to legally possess cannabis (marijuana) for medical purposes deemed necessary by a licensed doctor. Seventeen years later, 21 states including Arizona, Oregon, Colorado and Montana have passed similar laws.
Utah is behind the curve. Medical cannabis has helped people with many different illnesses such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, depression, anxiety, Alzheimer's and many others.
Medical marijuana isn't just helping adults. A report in The Huffington Post by Andrea Rael states that, "parents calling themselves marijuana 'refugees' are heading to Colorado ... for their children who suffer from epilepsy." ("Medical Marijuana Treatment Of Pediatric Epilepsy Attracts More Parents To Colorado," Oct. 21)