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Was Blind But Now I See

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
Elvy Musikka, a widely known advocate of medical marijuana use, credits pot with restoring her vision.

Musikka said Thursday during a visit to Albany State University that the drug should be used as a medical treatment for illnesses because it helps to make the body function better and, in her case, restored lost eyesight.

"My left eye was messed up by a surgery when I was 14, and I never thought I would get it back," Musikka said. "At my last checkup, it was 20/100 (improved from 20/400), and I was totally thrilled because I never expected that as I got older, my sight would be getting better. But if you eat/ smoke marijuana, your whole system gets so much better."

Musikka claims that prohibiting the use of marijuana by keeping it illegal is blasphemous, and hopes that Christians across the nation will urge lawmakers to make the drug lawful to use.

"To arrest a patient for using the creator's work could not be described as anything except blatant blasphemy," she said. "We really need an overwhelming majority of us Christians to come together and remind ourselves that we cannot kill and we cannot steal and we cannot lie. With this prohibition we are doing all of the above."

Musikka, one of only five people enrolled in a federal program to use pot for medicinal purposes, said that she thought the doctor who prescribed the drug to her was crazy.

"I have been smoking it (medicinally) for 31 years," Musikka said. "I never smoked until a doctor said I should smoke it or I would go blind. I questioned his sanity."

Musikka was prescribed the drug to combat her glaucoma, she said.

On Wednesday, an appeals court ruled that a California woman could be prosecuted for breaching federal drug laws even if she uses marijuana because it is reportedly the only medicine keeping her alive.

But Musikka says that should be more impetus for U.S. residents to rise up and urge lawmakers to make the drug legal.

"That just shows that I really need every one of you to take an interest" in the fight to legalize marijuana, she said at Albany State University Thursday, where she spoke to students about the need.

Musikka helped establish a medical marijuana defense in Florida in 1988, according to a news release from Albany State University.



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Source: Albany Herald
Author: Joshua Brown
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Copyright: 2007 The Albany Herald
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JizzleMac

Member
I certainly agree with all of that, but from first hand experience I know that its gonna be supa hard to get christians to support the cause. Older Christians are very prejudice of any kind of drug, I know because my grandmother is one, and she almost called the cops on me a few times. WAY over reactant. Maybe we will have better luck with the new generation.
 

XtortioN

New Member
I certainly agree with all of that, but from first hand experience I know that its gonna be supa hard to get christians to support the cause. Older Christians are very prejudice of any kind of drug, I know because my grandmother is one, and she almost called the cops on me a few times. WAY over reactant. Maybe we will have better luck with the new generation.

I sure hope so, because so many people are blinded from the truths of marijuana today.
 

JizzleMac

Member
There are a lot more older people willing to give it a try today then ever before. They know it is being used as a medicine and if they are taught the whole facts of the history of this special herb then they understand a bit more and are not scared of it. It is fear we must conquer with the old christian mentality. When seniors are in pain, they will try it and if it benefits them (which of course it will) then nothing can take it from them. Seniors are great! You just have to talk to them about it.

I agree, but at the same time it's not always that simple unfortunatley. I've set down with my grandmother numerous times and tried to explain the benefits of using marijuana, and why its not as bad as everyone thinks. She simply refuses to beleive any of it. I have even used legit references of doctors who have done studys, but none of it makes a difference.

There are some people who just refuse to beleive that there can be anything good that comes out of drugs that are illegal, simply because they are illegal. Maybe in the new generation our future politicians will realize, being kids themselves at one point, and knowing the facts, that marijuana is a useful drug in many MANY ways.
 
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