Pubdate: Sat, 08 Jan 2005
Source: Rockford Register Star (IL)
Copyright: 2005 Rockford Register Star
Author: Gary Storck
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


Thanks so much for your wise editorial Dec. 7, "Marijuana should be legal 
as safe, prescribed medicine."

You are correct that if it were simple, people who need medical cannabis 
would already have access. Most Americans already support legal access to 
medical marijuana with a doctor's note. It is the people we elect to 
represent us who are out of touch or lack the courage to run with this 
issue, despite the popular support.

Here in Wisconsin, a Republican lawmaker who chairs the Assembly Health 
Committee, Rep. Gregg Underheim, is poised to introduce an updated version 
of a bill he sponsored last session. Let us hope that state legislators in 
both our states will see fit to do the right thing for sick and dying 
constituents and make medical marijuana a reality without further delay.

Gary Storck,

director of communications,

Is My Medicine Legal YET?,
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