Pubdate: Tue, 22 Dec 2009
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI)
Copyright: 2009 Journal Sentinel Inc.
Author: Brett Waite


As Wisconsin is debating passing a bill that would permit the use of
medical marijuana, I can only hope that those against the bill stop
for one moment and consider those of us who suffer.

This bill is about helping the sick, not about political posturing.
The simple facts are that marijuana is a safe and effective treatment
for many different ailments, and, therefore, its recommended
distribution should be in the hands of doctors. It seems to me that
all plants were put here for a reason. If the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration hasn't determined it safe by now, then the agency never

So enough with the political debate. Let trained medical doctors
determine when its use will benefit patients. This bill has nothing to
do with the recreational use of marijuana and will not impact its use
for recreation as some may argue.

Brett Waite

Cedar Grove
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