The Utah Medical Association not only wants to stop marijuana from becoming legal for medical use in Utah, it wants reporters to stop using the term “medical marijuana.”
But Cristine Steinquist has a brain tumor and says marijuana helps.
“It helps the nausea and the pain,” she said.
But according to doctors, anecdotal stories do not make something medical.
The organization claims there is no such thing as medical marijuana because it has not been studied and approved by science or government. The group said until students are completed, marijuana should stay illegal with penalties that scare those who use it, like Steinquist.
She said marijuana penalties include asset forfeiture, including a person’s house, bank account and separating parents from children.