Pubdate: Thu, 19 Feb 2009
Source: Belleville News-Democrat (IL)
Copyright: 2009 Belleville News-Democrat
Author: Dan Linn


Thank you for publishing the letter about money-making ideas and
legalizing cannabis. I would like to illustrate how hypocritical the
federal government's war on cannabis consumers really is and why sick
people are the victims of this failed policy.

Illinois needs a medical cannabis program to protect these individuals
who use this medication from arrest and having to turn to the black
market for their relief. With the passage of Michigan's medical
cannabis law, where it passed in every county, almost 25 percent of
America now lives in a state where cannabis can be recommended by a
physician. Those people in Illinois who could benefit from this
program should have the compassionate right to use cannabis with their
doctor's recommendation.

Dan Linn, Executive Director Illinois Chapter of NORML

(National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws)

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