Time to allow medical marijuana in Indiana

To the editor:

Indiana District 4 state Sen. Karen Tallian will introduce legislation this session to legalize medicinal marijuana in the state of Indiana.

I think that it is time that Indiana state legislators consider taking her seriously.

Legal or not, medicinal-users of the drug are many, and the number is growing.

This is because marijuana is an effective medicine for symptoms in many illnesses, even minor ones, and it is less toxic than most over-the-counter medication on the market.

Marijuana does so many things medicinally that we are only scratching the surface of its potential. There are high CBD, low THC strains of marijuana that are anti-inflammatory, slow tumor growth, stop epileptic seizures and are strictly medicinal but are still illegal because of Indiana’s draconian marijuana laws.

This has to change for the good of our entire state. Legislators have little place in medicine, and I think it’s time we let doctors and patients decide what is best for their medical treatment.

To David Long and R. Michael Young: Please give Karen Tallian’s Senate Bill 284 a proper hearing. Please try to see this from a compassionate and informed point of view. Indiana’s sick people are depending on you.

Kaleb Elijah Herndon

Seymour

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.