On Tuesday, November 20, Florida stockbroker Irvin Rosenfeld will
celebrate 30 years of receiving 10-12 marijuana cigarettes a day from
the United States federal government. Irv, 60, has now received and
smoked more than 120,000 joints from the feds.
-- the longest surviving of the final four federal medical cannabis
patients from a program that was started in 1978 and stopped under
President H. W. Bush -- and 13 others were "grandfathered" in what is
called a "Compassionate Care Investigational New Drug" [IND] protocol.
though I have a severe bone tumor disorder, I am in great health
because of my cannabis use," Rosenfeld said. "The sad part is that the
federal government either doesn't care or does not want to know how well
Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws that
declared that their citizens that need Cannabis for medical use are not
criminals. That's more than 40 percent of the population.
75 and 80 percent of the American people believe that physicians should
have the right to use and prescribe medical cannabis in their
practices. "When will the federal government take real responsibility
for the cost of healthcare and do what's best for patients?" Rosenfeld
"I am living proof that medical cannabis works," said Rosenfeld, author of My Medicine: How I Convinced the U.S. Government to Supply My Marijuana and Helped Launch a National Movement, available at www.mymedicinethebook.com and on Kindle.