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Seniors to discuss marijuana as answer to opioids

Seniors in Texas will gather next month to hold an open discussion concerning using cannabis as an alternative to opioids.

The Texas NORML Senior Alliance will be presenting “Seniors and the Opioid Dilemma – Is Cannabis the Answer?” on Thursday, February 8th from 6 to 8 p.m. in Sun City, Texas at The Atrium.

Featured speakers include Nishi Whiteley, author of “Chronic Relief: A Guide to Cannabis for the Terminally and Chronically Ill” and retired judge, John Delaney.

Whiteley will provide information on cannabis use as an adjunct or therapy program and explain its relationship to the endocannabinoid system. Judge Delaney is set to explain Texas laws, including the state’s limited medical cannabis extract program.

“Both speakers are considered experts in their fields and have engaged and participated in legislative discussions pertaining to why our Texas laws need to be expanded and changed in the 2019 session” the organization stated in a release.

The two hour meeting aims to educate attendees on basic information about the cannabis plant, what happens to your body when it is ingested, how cannabis is different today compared to the past, what the laws are, the difference between recreational and medical consumption, and what actions are needed to further change the law.

“There will be a question and answer session at the end of the presentation, so please bring your questions and feel free to ask about those things you’ve always wondered about, but were hesitant to ask. This will be a safe place to get information, ask questions and meet like minded folks who are seeking information or are looking for ways they can help to make change in the 2019 session.”

More details about the event can be found here.

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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  1. Ana Petersen
    January 17, 2018 at 10:00 am — Reply

    I am being treated for Cancer. The medications make me feel sick. I also take medication for pain.
    I don’t want to take all these pills. It has been proven time after time that marijuana has many health benefits and no harmful side effects
    I’m an adult and I should have the right to choose my medical treatment. Many people would benefit from it. It helps Cancer, PTSD, Pain,Anxiety, seizures, Parkinson’s and the list goes on. I can only see one reason for polititions to deny. Greed and Money being made from Pharmaceutical companies. Marijuana would also bring jobs to our state and money to help our state. It’s time for this law to pass and join other states. Marijuana is not a danger. Pills and other drugs are where the focus should be. Go after real criminals like rapists and murderers and thieves etc.

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