It’s a great idea if somehow a few hundred overdose deaths in a year isn’t quite enough.
If Governor LePage and DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew think 40 percent of poverty is enough to cover basic family expenses and a healthcare plan for a parent, they really need one.
All it took was a sufficient number of mental health professionals and policy-makers explaining why it was okay that so many mentally ill people are landing in jails and homeless shelters and other unnecessary states of crisis.
I’m worried that we emptied the hospitals, only to fill the jails.
It would give us a chance to talk about why it is imperative that Maine has a strong medical marijuana program, no matter what happens with legalization.
There’s a new medical marijuana hub developing in Winthrop, and it has much to offer, even to those outside the medical marijuana community.
There are so many ways to intervene, so many ways any one of us can be a community leader — some child’s hero — someone who singlehandedly interrupts the growth of the epidemic.
The informational session is a great way to shed light on the unknown and make the idea of medical marijuana or becoming a caregiver feel less strange.
Many members of the audience seemed new to the idea of medical marijuana, and seniors made up a significant portion.
Medical marijuana caregiver Dawson Julia may have heard a “no” this round, but I’m guessing he and his colleagues won’t stop until they get a yes.