Todd Scattini, a Platte Metropolis, Missouri, resident and Afghanistan veteran, testified to Kansas legislators in final month’s assembly. In an interview, Scattini mentioned marijuana helped him deal with power ache from army workout routines and handle recurring nightmares.
“For lots of veterans immediately, there’s a number of survivor’s guilt and I endure from that as nicely,” Scattini mentioned. “Lots of people spend their time asking ‘Why did my buddy go who was a manner higher soldier and particular person than me and I’m nonetheless right here?’ So there’s a number of nightmares and anxiousness and despair, dangerous goals and unfavourable ideas that happen.”
Christine Gordon, former vp of the advocacy group Bleeding Kansas, mentioned she has labored for six years to legalize medical marijuana. In 2018, she moved from Lenexa to Littleton, Colorado, in search of hashish therapy for her now 9-year-old daughter, who has Dravet syndrome and extreme autism.
“The truth that they’re even taking a look at it significantly, not simply attempting to appease the neighborhood, however they’re really working it’s fairly thrilling,” Gordon mentioned.
Garber mentioned listening to tales like Gordon’s has performed a task in his help of medical marijuana legalization.
“I perceive the regulation enforcement’s issues, I actually do. However what’s our job? In my view, as a legislator, it’s to assist the individuals of Kansas,” Garber mentioned. “And I consider this medical marijuana does assist individuals in want.”