From Coffee to Cannabis: Colombian Legislators to Move for Adult-Use Legalization
I was quoted today in Benzinga Online by Michael Miller, of LA Weekly. This is an unexpected honor, and I would like to thank him and everyone else who is helping Colombia to become a more peaceful and prosperous nation. We all need to work together, to heal our societies via prosperity and wellness.
For your reference, I have reproduced the quote from the article below:
Dr. Sandra Carrillo welcomed me to her table at a local restaurant in Medellin. She is a Colombian medical doctor, born and raised in Medellin and has witnessed firsthand the trauma resulting from destructive forces.
Terror, violence and uncertainty enveloped her teenage years; as a young adult, her position as an emergency room trauma doctor caused internal conflicts when her Hippocratic Oath prevented her from making life-saving decisions favoring innocent victims over cartel members.
Dr. Carrillo fled to Panama to build a life devoid of daily trauma. In the ultra-conservative, male dominated world of Latin America, Dr. Carrillo had the courage to challenge societal norms and the medical establishment by becoming a medical cannabis advocate and educator.
Colombia’s Law 1787 provided her with the ability to return to her homeland and open medical clinics specializing in cannabinoid medicine and education, including free services for the poor.
Dr. Carrillo, is one of the many selfless examples of the new Colombia. “Michael” she said with emphatic passion, “it is my duty to help my people”.
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