The Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board meets this Monday April the 10th at 9am to amend the medical marijuana rules and regulations based on public comment.
The ABC rules and regulations govern the operations of dispensaries and cultivation facilities in the State of Arkansas.
The current draft of the rules and regulations from the ABC can be found here.
Here’s the information posted about the meeting.
And the agenda:
I can understand that fibromyalgia not be included and not able to diagnose for sure. I always thought it was a made up disease for when Drs. just can’t find out whats wrong for sure. However, severe arthritis and bursitis is plainly visible on e-rays and CT scans and MRI’s as it the damage to the joints. Regular opioid pain medication has lots of side affects and of course can be addictive. I saw nothing about severe back and or spinal disease and damage that is too dangerous to operate on. All that is easy to see on X-rays, etc., and to diagnose. Should they not be considered? Having all these plus other damage to my body, I know how miserable it is not to be able to get relief from pain meds. I don’t nor ever have used pot in any way shape or form, and I didn’t vote for this law. I seriously doubt that I will ever want to use it for medical purposes either. But, since they have voted this in for medical use, I think you need to consider these very painful diseases and conditions, as well as things life IPF, and other fatal diseases with not many, or no treatment options. I also hope you enact some very stringent controls and the Drs. who are going to prescribe this, and on the dispensaries. I also hope that they enact sever penalties for robber or fraud on these places as well.
Thanks for your consideration.