It’s a complex and wordy thought for our digital age, but we need to start fighting our tendency to think in soundbites, so please bear with me.
And I’m referring to the program itself, not its recipients.
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.
“For the first time, I feel hope. The other times I tried to quit I didn’t,” said Matt Low.
“Waking up was a battle every day. With cannabis, I wake up able to breathe and with a stable mind frame,” said Ryan Begin.
Instead of looking at people as walking diagnosis-based billing codes, we need to look at them as individuals who want to succeed and achieve the highest level of independence their individual life story allows.
As citizens, we need to accept part of the reason Congress can’t meet our needs is because we are expecting too darn much.