She’s Not Blowing Smoke

Fact: 44 Americans die every day from prescription-drug overdoses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“That doesn’t happen with cannabis,” Caprice Sweatt said Sunday. “Medical cannabis is a safe, legal option.”

With the legal version of the drug set to debut locally in a matter of weeks, the founder and CEO of Medical Cannabis Outreach was in Champaign on Sunday to give a seminar on what’s ahead.

Sweatt spoke from first-hand experience — as a longtime sufferer of Crohn’s disease, her introduction to medical marijuana in Colorado was life changing, letting her trade 22 prescription medications for one $15 transdermal patch that gives her all the benefits she needs.

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