By Sean Marshall
Medical Marijuana has now been legalized in Georgia. According to LatinosHealth.com “under the new law, it is now legal for people to possess up to 20 ounces of cannabis oil.” The law however is not that simple. There are other additions as well such as “the oil must not contain more than five percent tetrahydrocannabinoaddations (THC).” THC is the element that causes the user to feel “high” or “stoned.”
The article mentioned that the law was passed in order to help aid individuals suffering from many different chronic pain or other life threatening illness. Of the list of eight approved illnesses sickle cell anemia was on the list. It was explained that children as young as five years can revive treatment if they suffer from one of the eight disease. This means children may not suffer from the pain of sickle cell.
It is still illegal to posses marijuana in Georgia but if you sufferer from sickle cell disease and have been given a prescription to deal with the pain there should be no legal ramification.
The original article can be found here: http://www.latinoshealth.com/articles/5547/20150417/marijuana-legalized-in-georgia-8-diseases-medical-cannabis-can-help-cure.htm
T-Boz performed a charity concert for sickle cell disease on the 19th of April, It was stated on BET's website that the show is going to “be a star studded event for a great cause.” The concert will be located in Los Angeles at the Grammy Museum and feature the talents of Faith Rvans and Kat Graham.
It was explained that “all proceeds from the event will go to the Sickle Cell Foundation, a charity that the 44-year-old has been a part of for years.” According to the article the reason why the famous musician is doing all this is because “T-Boz has struggled with the inherited blood disorder from birth.”
It was also explained in the article that the lowest accepted donation of $10 will grant access to the live stream of the event while the highest of $199 will reward one ticket to the live event with priority seating in the first few rows in addition to a meet-and-greet with T-Boz herself.
The original article can e found here: http://www.bet.com/news/music/2015/04/16/t-boz-to-perform-charity-concert-for-sickle-cell-awareness.html
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