Eric Orcutt of Tomahawk suffers from debilitating osteoarthritis and other ailments that he has used marijuana to treat. He and hundreds of other advocates will rally today in Madison, hoping to persuade lawmakers to reintroduce legalization legislation.
Only two things can ease the near-constant pain from osteoarthritis that Eric Orcutt suffers through every day: morphine and marijuana.
To get one, he had to promise to give up the other, and when he failed to keep that promise, he faced a harsh truth. He lost his doctor-prescribed medication and suddenly needed to choose between living with debilitating daily pain or breaking the law to get the other drug that can help him.
The 36-year-old Air Force veteran and Nicolet College student suffers not just from arthritis but also post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic obstructive pulmonary ...