George McMahon (activist)

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George McMahon (born 1950) is an American cannabis rights activist. McMahon is one of four surviving patients enrolled in the federal Compassionate Investigational New Drug Program, and getting marijuana from the government. He lives with extreme pain caused by a rare genetic condition called nail-patella syndrome and uses cannabis to treat its symptoms.[1][2][3][4][5]

McMahon was the Grassroots Party candidate for Vice-president in 1996 and 2012.[6]

McMahon, who lives in Iowa, travels widely for speaking engagements. He is co-author Prescription Pot. And he serves on the board of the group Patients Out of Time.[4][7][8]


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  2. ^ Slaton, Andrew (June 20, 2003). "A Quarter Ounce a Day: Texas man lives by - and fights for - medical marijuana". The Austin Chronicle.
  3. ^ Aldrich, Michael (2006). "Free pot? Federal program ships marijuana to four". CBS News.
  4. ^ a b Lee, Martin A. (2012). "Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational, and Scientific, p. 288". Simon & Schuster.
  5. ^ "Iowa's Only Two Medical Marijuana Recipients May Lose Access". The Daily Chronic. April 25, 2014.
  6. ^ "George McMahon - Author - Advocate - VP Candidate "Grassroots Party" - Patient of Compassionate Investigational New Drug Program". Cannabis Nation News. June 14, 2013.
  7. ^ Donald, Mark (March 22, 2001). "Joint Effort". Dallas Observer.
  8. ^ Elliott, Steve (2011). "The Little Black Book of Marijuana: The Essential Guide to the World of Cannabis, p. 71". Peter Pauper Press.