A Medical Marijuana Patient’s Crusade To Legalize Cannabis
A medical marijuana patient lay in his bed, cringing in pain due to complications from his battle with AIDS. Ryan Landers is stricken with chronic pain from a direct result due to the advanced-stages of the rehabilitating disease. As he lay in his bed with the pain unbearable, Landers reaches over for the only remedy that alleviates his pain – sweet mary jane. You see, this cannabis patient does not have the resources of other wealth families that can use the most expensive medicines and best tools to combat AIDS. People like Magic Johnson can afford all the bells and whistles of modern day medicine; Landers is only left with medical marijuana which serves him just fine.
With a grim diagnosis, the dying AID’s patient says “I’m looking at my life through terminal eyes.” This patient with a state issued medical marijuana card was the public face for California’s Proposition 215 campaign – the measure to legalize medical cannabis allowing patients to access their medication at regulated medical pot collectives. Landers said that if he didn’t have the access to medical marijuana, he surely would be dead. The medicinal plant alleviated his nausea so he was able to eat; marijuana has the ability to stimulate appetite to cancer and AIDS patients in need of assistance for hunger. With all the attacks on the 420 community and his fellow patients, he still remains active for the cause of helping the medical marijuana movement. He states, “I can’t stop fighting until my fellow comrades are safe from the tyranny.”
With the pain almost unbearable to deal with, Landers has to painfully pull himself out of his bed to visit a Crusaders for Patients Rights meeting – with his cat being there for morale support. The AIDS patient turned into marijuana activism after he was diagnosed with the illness. “I understand I had to lose every thing. I acknowledged dying and at that time I understood I was either likely to go to imprisonment and perish sooner, or I’d make a hell of a lot of difference.”
The rich have their expensive treatments to combat AIDS and cancer. Mitt Romney’s wife even has a horse for dressage to help her deal with multiple sclerosis. The average, middle-class patient only has cannabis. If people had the money for outrageous treatments, there would be ponies and extravagant prescription pills for all. The reality is 99% of patients don’t have the resources of the 1%.