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Republican Senate Candidate Dom Gentile Announces Support for #MedicalCannabis Legislation


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - May 31, 2017 ( Newswire) Alabama candidate for U.S. Senate, Dom Gentile, today announced his support for medical cannabis, and is adding this issue to his campaign platform at

"I have recently met with dozens of people who are stricken with medical conditions such as epilepsy, seizures, severe autism, Alzheimer's and MS. Many of them have symptoms that can be relieved by cannabis that is specifically formulated for medical use. As I listened to the passionate pleas of these patients and their families, and understood how this can help them, I became a believer that something needed to be done at the federal level," said Gentile. "Medical cannabis is listed as a Schedule 1 controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. It is in the same class as heroin and LSD, and that is absurd. I am calling for the FDA and the DEA to immediately re-classify cannabis for medical use and allow the states to decide how to dispense the drug."

"We just need to apply some common sense here and let families have access to the drugs they need to get relief," added Gentile. "Medical cannabis helps a number of chronic conditions and illnesses – from autistic children to adults fighting cancer, we just need to do the right thing and allow access to a drug that can provide relief."

Gentile also says, "My stance on medical cannabis in no way whatsoever an endorsement for the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana. I am strictly opposed to this."

Gentile adds, "In this case, it is clear that the enormously powerful pharmaceutical lobby has no interest in supporting a product that cannot be patented like opioid drugs, because that will cost them a lot of money. This is just another reason why the people of this country need to throw out the old style politicians who take money from special interests and support candidates who have never, and will never, accept money from PACs and special interests. We need to focus on the people."

About Dom Gentile

Gentile's campaign story, travel schedule and conversations with constituents will be documented on his website and social media. You can follow his journey to victory on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @DomForSenate.

Media interested in interviews can contact Helen Todd at 205.907.3374 or email:

Paid for by Gentile for Alabama.


Gentile for Senate
Helen Todd, APR, 205-907-3374

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