Organizers say marijuana has natural healing power

By Alexandra Swanberg | New Mexico Daily Lobo
The younger generation is blowing away the smoke screen used to incite the public’s disapproval of marijuana.
The New Mexico Medical Marijuana and Natural Healing Expo is the brainchild of Aaron Kushmor and Ben Marshall III. The plant’s natural healing benefits, Marshall said, are among its thousands of discovered uses.
“Hemp essentially could replace all paper needs, even protein,” he said. “They’re the best proteins for your body and easier to digest. Honestly, the applications go on. … We’re the 48th poorest state in the nation. Why not create some new jobs, give this industry a real chance here, really make it work and make some money? We all feel this industry could actually do that for this state.”
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