Excerpt taken from FOX10 Phoenix
PHOENIX, Ariz. (KSAZ) – Some people are worried about the Trump Administration’s stance of medical marijuana, as Donald Trump is stepping into the Oval Office.
Trump has selected Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as the country’s new Attorney General. Sessions is an outspoken opponent of Marijuana, and some are wondering what will happen to medical marijuana in Arizona, should Sessions be confirmed.
Tammy Blanton has ruptured disks, migraines, and Sciatica, and her doctor said surgery was not a good idea. So, Blanton turned to medical marijuana.
“It has helped me to be able to get up, and join in whatever is going on,” said Blanton. “It has helped me life a lot. Don’t have to take heavy duty pills.”
Marine vet Victor Contreras also said medical marijuana has helped his Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
“I would go back to the VA and have them put me on an ungodly amount of pills, trying to zombie out,” said Contreras, saying what might have happened if he did not have medical marijuana.
Contreras works at the Giving Tree Wellness Center, a medical marijuana dispensary in the Valley. The owners of the dispensary are paying close attention to Sessions.
“I think we are all seeing the effect this plant has on our patients and communities,” said Lilach Mazor Power. “We are worried it will stop.”