Pubdate: Mon, 13 Feb 2006
Source: Winona Daily News (MN)
Copyright: 2006 Winona Daily News
Author: Dennis Denzer


I want to thank Sen. Murphy and the Winona voters who elected him for
their courage in introducing medical marijuana (MMJ) legislation. I
suffer from a disease that causes chronic pain (rheumatoid arthritis)
and MMJ works extremely well to reduce it with no side effects.

The so-called "miracle medicines" that the Mayo Clinic doctors have
suggested to me have many serious side effects, including death from
infections (Enbrol/ Celebex). The painkillers they suggest are highly
addictive and render one useless when used (oxycotin/morphine). MMJ is
supported by reams of research and has been tested over centuries. It
has never been determined to have caused death. MMJ has the ability to
be a highly effective medicine for many diseases, including but not
limited to multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, sleep apnea, fibromyalgia,
Tourette's syndrome and eating disorders. More information is
available at

Thank you again for supporting this much needed legislation. And Sen.
Murphy: Don't forget our roads, schools and other priority legislation.

Dennis Denzer

Rochester, Minn.
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