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The Story of Elvy Musikka ~ Federal Medical Marijuana Patient

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Elvy is currently the only woman still receiving her allotted 300 joints a month in the program. Of course, she still has to go pick them up, and nobody can carry them for her. It's a common misconception that she receives her metal tins filled with pre-rolled Cannabis cigarettes in the post. In reality, she picks up her medicine once a year from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami. She has been in the program for 27 years now. All 18 patients in the program and the 36 approved who never received their medicine due to Bush seniors termination of the program in 1992 had to jump through hoops. Patients were required to secure a government approved doctor who would keep reliable records regardless of government discouragement to do so. They had to prove to the FDA, DEA, and NIDA that Cannabis was the most reliable, safest, and most efficient medication to treat their ailments.