Joe K.


Cincinnati, OH

Member since:

October 20, 2013

For what reasons do you support cannabis decriminalization/legalization?

I am a recipient of an organ transplant, and am pushing for Medical Marijuana for patients that take immuno-suppressant medications. A recent study at Rutgers University has shown positive results in using Medical Marijuana on Mice who have organ and/or tissue transplantation.

Are you willing to discuss these reasons with people who may shun, despise, and ridicule you?

I would be more than willing to do so. I had a heart transplant back in 2007. Since then I had experienced panic attacks, trouble sleeping, and mild depression. Medical Marijuana has helped turn my life around since my transplant.

Do you believe that marijuana will ever be legalized in the United States? If so, when?

Yes, it will be legalized in the United States. I am 26 now, and imagine it being being completely legal across the U.S. in no more than ten years. More and more studies are being released to help support marijuana to have medicinal values. With more testing, and education the public will see that the only real negative impact it has on our nation is that fact it is still illegal. It is a personal goal of mine to help raise awareness for the medical movement. I dream of the day patients can choose between medical marijuana, instead of being forced to take medications like "Gengraff," "Prograff," and "Zortress," to combat rejection(all of which have negative side effects).


I am married to the most amazing woman I've ever met, and only 26 years young. Family, as well as myself has used medical marijuana to combat multiple ailments. I use it to help supress my immune system, since I have an organ transplant. Ask4more

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