Culture wars, not science or good government, are to blame for the fact that marijuana is illegal for use as a medicine.
That was a major theme at a gathering outside the Pennsylvania Capitol on Monday which drew a contingent of medical marijuana backers that crossed cultural, age and political lines.
One of the speakers was Shawn Berkebile, the pastor of what he described as a largely conservative Lutheran congregation in Abbottstown, Adams County.
“Talk about it as a medicine,” he urged the crowd. “It is an amazing thing that has given life and health to so many people.”
Berkebile said he and many others in the congregation were swayed by a young girl who has disabling seizures which aren’t controlled by conventional medicines, and who has sustained liver damage from the medicines.
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