Just when you thought Scott Walker had a moment of compassion for the parents of children seeking medical marijuana for the treatment of their seizures, we’re now finding out it was a phony publicity stunt for the upcoming election.
Only a sociopathic monster would pull a stunt like this:
WKOW: A bill to legalize a marijuana compound called cannabidiol, or CBD, passed the state legislature and was signed into law by Governor Scott Walker in April with quite a bit of fanfare. But an amendment added to the bill to get it through the Senate says CBD can only be prescribed by a doctor who first gets a waiver from the U.S. Food and Drug and Administration (FDA), because the agency has yet to approve its use.
This was a cruel and intentional poison pill, and Republicans knew it. They used the bill to appear sympathetic.
Researching how the other 21 states dispense medical marijuana, doctors don't "prescribe" CBD because of federal law, so what they do is “recommend” or offer a certification for the patient to receive the compound. The patient then applies with the state, receives a card, and either grows marijuana or gets their “recommended” dose from a state regulated dispensary.
That's how easy it would have been. And guess who supports this hideous con? Scott Walker. See if Walker’s convoluted comment makes any sense to you, because I'm still having a hard time wrapping my head around all this:
"That was not something that was raised to us," said Gov. Walker when 27 News … But Gov. Walker still thinks requiring physicians to get an FDA waiver before prescribing CBD is a necessary precaution. "Particularly when we're talking about the focal point being largely driven by kids, while we wanted to make sure the offering was available, that it is done so in a way that's safe and manageable as well," said Gov. Walker.Absolute bullshit. This really is beyond words. Here's WKOW's Greg Neumann:
Amylynne Santiago-Volker, a Dane County mother whose 9 year-old son Nic suffers up to 100 seizures per day, says she doesn't know of any family in Wisconsin that has been able to successfully get CBD to treat their children. She says some of those families have already moved to other states such Colorado and California, where medical marijuana is legal and as a result CBD is being prescribed.