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|This is the kind of arrest the medical marijuana community needs more of. Med Joint Director Kevin Spitler, above, raised $2,578 after being "arrested" by a county sheriff, taken into "custody" at a local restaurant so that he could call friends to "make bail," and then was briefly "jailed for good."|
Michigan Medical Marijuana Compassion Center Featured on Annual Labor Day Telethon/Show of Strength
Med Joint Director raised the most money in Kalamazoo to fight Muscular Dystrophy
The Med Joint, Kalamazoo's Community Compassion Center, will be featured Sunday, September 2, as the top contributor of donations to the Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Telethon in their area. The yearly telethon is now known as the MDA Show of Strength.
This is the first time a medical marijuana dispensing compassion club has been featured on the yearly telethon.
Med Joint Director Kevin Spitler raised $2,578 after being "arrested" by a county sheriff, taken into "custody" at a local restaurant so that he could call friends to "make bail," and then was briefly "jailed for good."
"Some of our patients at the Med Joint have muscular dystrophy," Spitler said, "and medical cannabis has been extremely effective in treating their symptoms. After bearing witness to how our patients suffer every day, I figured I could work a little harder at getting those donations."
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of inherited disorders whose symptoms worsen over time. All forms of muscular dystrophy include symptoms of muscle weakness, loss of muscle tissue, painful muscle spasms, contractions, and spinal deformities.
Many of Spitler's patients at the Med Joint use topical oils infused with marijuana, a treatment that helps provides relief from MD symptoms.
"Our patients are experiencing pain relief, muscle relaxation, bronchodilation, saliva reduction, appetite stimulation, and sleep induction," Spitler says. "We are dedicated to finding a cure for MD and we are dedicated to providing medicine and relief to MD patients. "
Currently, there is no cure for any form of muscular dystrophy, and there is also little to no published scientific research on how cannabinoids may impact the course and progression of this group of disorders. Spitler says much more research is desperately needed.
The Med Joint is a non-profit, safe access medical marijuana dispensary and compassion club dedicated to improving the health and well being of our patients, volunteers, employees and neighbors.
What: Medical Marijuana Compassion Center featured on the yearly Muscular Dystrophy Telethon
When: Sunday, September 2nd from 8pm-11pm EST
Where: Televised on ABC WOTV Channel 4
Why: Because medical cannabis effectively treats MD symptoms such as bronchodilation and muscle relaxation.