Cannabis news, Melissa Etheridge: Artist, Fighter, Survivor
Grammy award winning recording artist, Melissa Etheridge, has posted a strong opinion piece on cnn.com about marijuana and her positive experiences with it since battling breast cancer in 2004. In the article she says, “The chemotherapy that was prescribed was called “dose dense”: a harsher, stronger chemo than the usual because I had the benefit of not having to work during the treatment.
My close friends told me that, as an alternative, medical marijuana was a natural way to help with the excruciating side effects of chemo.
It worked. The entire experience changed my life. It opened my mind to a new way of thinking about my body, my health and the future.
I believe it is time to shine a light on the old “Reefer Madness” fears. Let’s legitimize cannabis sales so that our youth are as protected from illegal pot as they are from illegal alcohol and tobacco sales. Legitimize the growers so that pot can have regulations and I know I am supporting American businesses and not outlaws when I purchase it.
The legalization of pot is making sense. It will create a real business form and take the lawlessness out of its sale and distribution.”
The full article can be found at this location.
Etheridge will release her new album “This is M.E.” September 30th. Watch her new video for “Take My Number” below.