The vast majority of South Dakotans are in horrible physical shape: obesity, addiction to opioids, teen binge drinking, sexually transmitted infections...yada, yada, yada.
Want to take a bite out of the American obesity epidemic? Legalize medical marijuana. Researchers from San Diego State University and Cornell University found that at the state level, passing a medical marijuana law (MML) “is associated with a 2 percent to 6 percent decline in the probability of obesity.” So if medical marijuana reduces pain, it may be allowing those patients to be more active — and hence, burn more calories.Read the rest here.
A study of the efficacy of cannabis on children with epilepsy is beginning in New York. Effectiveness to reduce symptoms of autism have already been documented.
Obese SDGOP blog bully, Pat Powers embraces usury and thinks skin cancer is okay but cannabis prohibition is not nanny-statism. He has kids suffering from autism yet he decries an effective therapy for the afflicted.