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P.I.C. (Patients In Cells)

Chris Diaz is a Medical Cannabis Prisoner of War.Please Help. Thank You.Chris is currently being held in the Mendocino County Jail in California awaiting extradition to Texas.Chris is a seriously ill young California man (22) and Father of two who was is arrested for possession of a 1/2 Ounce of Medical Cannabis in a State where the laws are hostile to its use AND the culture of California.The following is the sworn testimony of Christopher's physician:William L. Courtney, M.D. December 29, 2011 Christopher Diaz has suffered his entire life from serious medical conditions. Born disabled Chris was immediately hospitalized. From ages one to three Chris had multiple visits to the hospital for allergic and bronchial issues. His allergic sensitivity obstructed his Eustachian tubes leading to chronic inner ear infections, which resulted trans-tympanic membrane tubes being placed.In 1992 at the age of three Chris was formally diagnosed with Acute Asthma, a condition from he suffered from for years before its diagnosis and which has compromised his health his entire life.At the age of three Chris was prescribed Aerobid, Proventil, and Albuterol as a rescue inhaler. He was also placed on an in home breathing machine, which he subsequently used until he was 17 in 2007.rom age three (3) to seventeen (17), Christopher has had at least one long-term hospitalization each year. Some years such as 2003 and 2005 he had multiple long-term in-patients hospitalizations. Attached is only a portion of those medical records. Due to his compromised immunologic status Chris suffered from recurrent tonsillitis that peaked in frequency, severity and duration during the years, 1993 to 1995. As was the practice of the day his pharyngeal lymphatic tissue was completely resected in a 1995 tonsillectomy and an adenoidectomy.In 1996 he was diagnosed with scoliosis, the reasons for his chronic back pain from birth to dateIn the winter of 1997 Chris moved from Amarillo to Austin and lived there until 2003. During this six-year period, a breathing machine was kept at the school so he could complete required daily breathing treatments at school. Complementing the required breathing treatments he received every morning and night at home. The hot, humid environment of Austin combined with new pollens and molds to which he was not accustomed, sent him into multiple serious status asthmaticus attacks.Around 2000 Chris was tested and found to have severe reactions to the all of the allergy skin tests. He started allergy immunotherapy in 2000. 2000-2002 food allergy testing found multiple chemical sensitivities and in 2002 he began eating a diet devoid of pesticides and herbicides. It was recommended that Chris stop consuming dairy products as they were complicating his pulmonary broncospasms.In 2003, he and his family moved from the humid environment of Austin, back to the dusty, dry "high plains" of Amarillo. In 2004 allergy testing was repeated and continued to mount severe reactions. Six hospitals stays occurred between 2003 and 2005 at one hospital. Numerous other Emergency room treatments occurred around Texas.In 2005 a doctor explained that Chris's life long history of overuse of antibiotics, steroids and daily as well as emergency bronchodilators contributed to the deterioration of his pulmonary function. That Chris's asthmatic condition was progressing in the direction of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease / COPD. The Texas physician prescribed a variety of herbal supplement and replacements including Cannabis Hemp oil and suggested that Chris move to a more suitable safe environment where Cannabis could be more secure access to cannabis as an herbal bronchodilator.Chris moved to Mendocino coast in 2006, where it was easier to secure a diet devoid of pesticides. He also started acupuncture, discontinued wheat, gluten and corn recognized personal allergens.Despite his best efforts Chris pulmonary status continued to decline. In 2007 he was hospitalized for two weeks in Willits ICU secondary to pulmonary collapse. At that point he stopped all steroid pulmonary medications and traditional western medical bronchodilators.
Chris Diaz is a Medical Cannabis Prisoner of War.Please Help. Thank You.Chris is currently being held in the Mendocino County Jail in California awaiting extradition to Texas.Chris is a seriously ill young California man (22) and Father of two who...
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