Letter to the Editor: Last push needed for medical marijuana

Dear Editor: Thank you to Wisconsin legislators for introducing the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act, which would create a list of conditions for which patients could use cannabis. Wisconsin’s bill is modeled after the law in Michigan, which was the 13th state to pass a medical cannabis law, and would allow patients or a caregiver to cultivate personal amounts of cannabis. There is also language to allow nonprofit dispensaries to distribute a variety of cannabis medications to patients.

We all know someone who is affected tragically by cancer or has an illness such as multiple sclerosis or has 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 people who recently signed support letters and contacted their legislators. Without you the proposal would not have gotten this far. One last push is needed. Contact your representatives and committee members now as they are debating this issue. Go towww.immly.org or www.jrmma.org for more information and to find contact information.

Jay Selthofner

Green Lake

Posted in the Madison.com  Mailbag on Friday, January 8, 2010 4:55 am Updated: 2:29 pm. MarijuanaMedical MarijuanaJacki Rickert