Elaine Thompson Telegram & Gazette Staff @EThompsonTG
LEICESTER – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plan to end the use of medical marijuana has Lisa and Laurence Cole concerned.
The couple credits medical cannabis solutions they have administered to their 8-year-old daughter, Maddie, for two years for her improved health and a reduction in the number and severity of seizures she experiences. Before the treatment, she would have 75 to more than 100 seizures in one day. Now, the number is 15 to 40.
They are not sure what would happen if the federal government takes action to stop the use of medical marijuana currently allowed in Massachusetts and in 29 other states and the District of Columbia.
Marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, the same as heroin, which means it is illegal under federal law, even if states allow it.
President Obama’s administration took an approach of nonresistance regarding the state laws. During his campaign, President Trump said marijuana laws, like most other matters, should be decided at the state level.
But Sessions, a strong anti-marijuana advocate, would