Pubdate: Sat, 17 Aug 2002
Source: Charleston Gazette (WV)
Copyright: 2002 Charleston Gazette
Author: Cindy Wimer



We are a small group of individuals here in Parkersburg who have joined 
together with the purpose of letting our governor and our legislative 
leaders know of our desire to have medical cannabis (marijuana) legalized. 
We have dubbed our group Mountaineers for Medical Cannabis.

MMC is committed to help educate fellow West Virginians about the many 
beneficial uses of this God-given herb and to create a forum of voter 

We have spent many, many hours researching, attending rallies and marches 
in other states, and in correspondence with Governor Wise and the 
representatives for the 8th District.

Their replies indicate that they are willing to listen, but in Governor 
Wise's own words, "there are not many West Virginians clamoring for it."

It is our belief that if those West Virginians were not in fear of losing 
jobs, of losing their families, homes, and other possessions and fear of 
incarceration, that many more would come forth "clamoring" in favor of 
medical cannabis.

We are working at obtaining and printing educational/informative pamphlets 
for distribution. We can be contacted at: Mountaineers for Medical 
Cannabis, P.O. Box 1151, Parkersburg, WV 26102-1151.

It is time for those West Virginians in need, and those who believe in that 
need, to be heard!

Cindy Wimer

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