Drug Policy Project of Utah has started an eight-week web series to raise awareness about how local residents are using cannabis to help with serious health issues all while having to contend with the fact that they are breaking state and federal laws.
Christine Stenquist, president of Drug Policy Project of Utah, said that the web series will feature the experiences of Utahans who have used medical cannabis.
Stenquist suffered through two decades of her life with chronic debilitating pain, nausea and vertigo caused by a brain tumor and fibromyalgia. She tried nearly 30 different medications and was bedridden for 15 years.
Stenquist began using cannabis therapies and is now pharmaceutical-free and active in her life again. “Utahans deserve safe access to the relief provided by cannabis medicines,” she said. “I don’t want anyone else to have to give up 20 years of their life because of bad policy."
The first video in the series at IllegallyHealed.com featuring a Utah Mormon and mother of five, attracted lots of attention on the Internet. In the video, Tenille Farr tells how she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma last summer when she was pregnant with her fifth son, Gabe.