On Saturday, September 30, a medical marijuana rally is being hosted by IndyCann Higher Society of Indiana. The rally begins at noon on the south steps of the Indiana Statehouse. The address is 200 W. Washington St. in Indianapolis.
IndyCann Higher Society of Indiana was founded by Bobbie Jo Young, Greensburg Daily News reports. Young has nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The ailment causes significant inflammation of the liver, which is very painful.
Young has to travel to Colorado every 3-weeks to get her medicine. She receives capsules and topicals to treat her symptoms. Other symptoms include increased acid production in her liver to aid digestion.
Young says, “My body just hasn’t figured out how to handle the acid and it’s done some damage in my stomach. I am forced to be in excruciating pain.”
Young will be speaking at Saturday’s rally. Medical marijuana advocates around the state will be taking a new approach at the Indiana General Assembly to have their voices heard and push for legalization come January.
So far, only CBD is allowed for those with treatment-resistant epilepsy. Those that are qualified for this program are required to register with the Indiana State Department of Health.
Representative Jim Lucas intends to support a medical marijuana legalization bill.
Young says that medical marijuana relieves symptoms faster than some of the myriad of pills she is prescribed to take daily. She has dozens of prescriptions.
Young said, “Medical marijuana would save me. It would help, one, the scar tissue from inside my liver from cirrhosis, and the damage in my throat, the pain.”
A second rally is planned for October 7 in Terre Haute at the Vigo County Courthouse. That rally will begin at 1 p.m.