State Needs To Legalize Medical Marijuana


Thank you Wisconsin legislators for introducing the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act that creates a list of conditions which doctors can recommend cannabis to be used by patients meeting these conditions.

Wisconsin law is modeled after Michigan, which is the 13th state to pass medical cannabis laws, and would allow patients or a caregiver to cultivate personal amounts of cannabis, as well as language to allow non-profit dispensaries to distribute a variety of cannabis medications to patients.

We all know someone who is affected tragically by cancer, or born with an illness such as MS ( multiple sclerosis ) or a loved one fighting a mental illness.  It is about time a law is enacted to outline safe uses of cannabis for medical purposes and allow compassionate use of this safe and effective medication.

I would also like to thank the hundreds of area residents who recently signed support letters and contacted their legislators, without you it would not have got this far.  One last push is needed, contact your representatives and committee members now, as they are debating this very issue as we read this.  Go to www.immly.org or www.jrmma.org for more information and to find contact numbers and emails.

Jay Selthofner
Green Lake

URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v10/n044/a09.html
Newshawk: Is My Medicine Legal YET? www.immly.org
Votes: 1
Pubdate: Fri, 15 Jan 2010
Source: Oshkosh Northwestern (WI)
Copyright: 2010 Gannett Co., Inc.
Contact: http://drugsense.org/url/kGGzeQnS
Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/2640
Website: http://www.thenorthwestern.com/
Author: Jay Selthofner

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