“Count Patrick Byrne among those rooting for cannabis to be legalized for medicinal use by Utah voters at the ballot box later this year.
The Overstock.com founder and three-time cancer survivor says he has medicated with cannabis to help him neutralize the effects of his numerous health issues over the years.
‘It is so clear that we were designed for this stuff to work on us,’ Byrne told the Deseret News. ‘The evidence is just overwhelming, from a medical point of view, that this can be part of a healthy lifestyle.’
Byrne is throwing his support behind legalization, joining another influential Utah business magnate and cancer survivor — billionaire philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. — in speaking out favorably on the medicinal use of cannabis.
Byrne, who in the late 1990s founded the Midvale-headquartered online retailer that has its shares valued at almost $2 billion on the Nasdaq stock exchange, said cancer is just one of a few severe medical misfortunes — including hepatitis C diagnoses — that he’s lived with for the past 30 or so years.”
TRUCE take: We’ll dispense with commentary to get out of the way and let Patrick and a must-read (all sides) article speak for themselves….
Things are getting more interesting every day around here….!
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