Rick Raines is a RPTA and practices physical therapy in West Central Georgia. He first joined NORML in 1976 after graduating from high school. After high school, he joined the US Army as a Cavalry Scout and served overseas in Korea. After his service, he attended Physical Therapy School in Tennessee and graduated in 1987. Treating patients with pain, spasticity, and the depression chronic pain causes was frustrating, especially when he saw the long, expensive list of prescription medications they were prescribed. So he began researching Medical Cannabis about ten years ago.
Attending the First Annual Cannabis Conference in Atlanta he met and found great hope and inspiration in Sharon Ravert, Dean Sines, and Kelley Hammock and any doubt or fear about where his new focus in life would be dissolved. Rick has been an active Member of Peachtree NORML since 2014 and serves as President/Treasurer of the Mid-Georgia Chapter in Macon. As a healthcare professional and Veteran, he is committed to sharing the truth and knowledge with the citizens of Georgia that cannabis is indeed medicine and is helping tens of millions of citizens across this nation with minimum side effects.