LONDONDERRY, Vt. – Though federally the recreational use of marijuana remains illegal in the United States, the popularity of the drug for medicinal purposes is on the rise. A report issued by The Institute of Medicine states, “Scientific data indicate the potential therapeutic value of cannabinoid drugs for pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting and appetite stimulation.” Further studies have found that cannabis is effective in relieving some of the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, and multiple sclerosis.
Vermont is one of more than 31 states that have enacted legislation, which allows the medical use of marijuana. On Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m., Fran Janik, cannabis patient advocate, consultant, and owner of My Kind of Jamaica LLC will be at Neighborhood Connections to discuss the use of cannabinoids for symptom relief and share personal case studies. To attend, please call 802-824-4343.
Neighborhood Connections, a nonprofit social services agency serving nine area mountain towns, is located in Londonderry’s Mountain Marketplace, next to the post office.