Petition: Health Insurance Companies Should Cover Medical Marijuana Now

  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: United, Anthem, Aetna and Cigna Health Care

93,303 SUPPORTERS 95,000 GOAL When California became the first state to approve medical marijuana in 1996, the idea was groundbreaking. Now, however, more than half the United States has legal protections for medical marijuana in some form or another — that translates to 70% of the American population. Medical marijuana products are now readily available throughout much of the country and have been used to treat everything from multiple sclerosis and cancer to anxiety and migraines.

But despite being legal for nearly a quarter century and its growing list of proven benefits. Marijuana patients that suffer from debilitating diseases get absolutely no help from their health insurance company. Even when the doctor has written them a script similar to one for any other doctor prescribed medicine.

While prices have dropped in states with full legalization of marijuana, medicinal cannabis in states where it is the only legal form are still quite pricey. In Ohio for example, your first two grams may cost you up to $50 and that’s after a $300 medical consultation required to get your card and a $50 activation fee. In Arizona the “startup” costs are similar, costing between $225 and $450 just to get certified.

Currently, insurance companies refuse to help cover costs for marijuana-related remedies.
That means some patients who would benefit from medicinal cannabis may not even be able to afford because the cost is too steep. This is unacceptable. Study after study has proven that the medicinal benefits of marijuana for certain conditions are real and effective. Access to the drug has allowed millions to benefit from a natural, potent salve to ailments from which they suffer, but without full recognition and coverage from insurers, some of the people who need it most, won’t get a chance to benefit.

Please call on insurers to step up. Sign the petition and ask United, Anthem, Aetna and Cigna, the country’s largest insurers to cover medical marijuana for their patients.EMBED

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/303/550/231/?z00m=32574471&redirectID=3053016322

Petition: Ban The Environmental Hazard of Balloon Releases Now!

People love to release balloons into the sky on happy occasions: sports games, graduations, weddings, you name it. But the tradition has a deadly effect on wildlife and our environment! 

Will you sign the petition asking for a total ban on releasing balloons into the air in all states that allow it?

There are plenty of ways to celebrate that don’t put toxic materials into the world where innocent animals can ingest them and die. Sometimes the balloons even have strings attached, which can entangle birds or even kill them. No animal deserves to die so humans can have a nice moment. 

Some balloon companies say their balloons are biodegradable, but even those take years and so are still a risk. Others claim all their balloons burst into tiny pieces that don’t matter. But actually, microplastics are polluting our water now more than ever. 

There is already so much litter that ends up in the wild by accident, we really shouldn’t allow activities that will always result in toxic litter on purpose. One Green Planet has a whole list of ideas for celebrations or honoring someone instead of balloons, including bubbles, planting a tree, or luminaries in recycled bags! The simple fact is: this is an unnecessary and harmful practice and we shouldn’t allow it.Some states in the U.S. have put laws in place banning balloon releases, and that’s a great start! They are:  California, Connecticut, Florida, Tennessee and Virginia. And even some cities have taken charge: Ocean City, Maryland; Louisville, Kentucky; Huntsville, Alabama; San Francisco, California; Nantucket, Massachusetts; Provincetown, Massachusetts; and Baltimore, Maryland, according to balloonsblow.org.

But we need every single state to follow suit if we want to end this totally preventable litter from harming our animals. Will you sign on asking for a total ban on balloon releases?EMBED

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/853/569/438/?z00m=32299128&redirectID=3052992652

9 DEAD in S. Korea After Taking Covid-19 Vaccine

Absolute Truth from the Word of God

So much for “Fast-Tracking” a Vaccine. Or is this the planned outcome?

This I know: People all over the world are watching and are fearful of this vaccine. NOT good for Bill Gates or Tony Fauci.

From Reuters.com

Deaths after flu shots in South Korea fan fears, but authorities find no link. (NO LINK? Are you kidding me?)

SEOUL (Reuters) – Nine people have died after getting flu shots in South Korea in the past week, raising concerns over the vaccine’s safety just as the seasonal inoculation programme is expanded to head off potential COVID-19 complications.

Five new deaths were reported on Wednesday alone, but authorities had no plans to suspend the vaccination programme, unless investigations, including post mortems, revealed a link, which preliminary findings had not.

“We have reviewed whether it is appropriate to continue the vaccination or better to suspend and wait for the results,” health official Kim…

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