Melvin McDonald is a former judge and US Attorney under President Reagan. And now, he is a surprisingly outspoken supporter of medical marijuana.
McDonald stated: “I was a leader in the drug wars in the 1980’s…I’d been appointed by President Reagan as the US Attorney. Our number one priority in Arizona was drugs and we battled drugs all the years I was US Attorney.”
Since then McDonald has had a change of heart towards marijuana used for medical purposes. It all started when McDonald’s son’s brain was injured in an accident and left him with epilepsy. McDonald’s son takes epilepsy medication that causes nausea. The only thing that helps with the nausea is medical marijuana.
Medical marijuana is beginning to receive the support it deserves.