U.S. Pain is offering three online letter-writing campaigns to urge legislators improve access to medical cannabis. Check below to see if your state is among those that don’t allow full access to medical cannabis for people with pain. Please note you may need to use your nine-digit zip code, which you can look up here.
States: AL, GA, IN, IA, KY, MS, MO, NC, OK, TN, SC, TX, UT, VA, WI and WY
Goal: These states allow access to cannabidiol (CBD), but they don’t allow access to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Encourage them to allow both CBD and THC, as some patients will only find benefit with them in combination.
States: AR, CT, FL, IL, ME, MN, NJ, and WA
Goal: Ask legislators in these states to allow medical cannabis for chronic pain. (In some of these states, they allow access for “intractable” pain, but not chronic pain. Intractable pain is more severe than chronic pain.)
States: ID, KS, LA, NE and SD
Goal: Encourage these states, which have no program for medical cannabis whatsoever, to take a compassionate step toward helping people with pain.