Pubdate: Mon, 8 Mar 2010
Source: La Crosse Tribune (WI)
Copyright: 2010 The La Crosse Tribune
Author: Jeffrey Smith


There is a medical marijuana bill in committee in the Wisconsin
Legislature. We need the people's help to get it passed by calling
their politicians in Madison. It's being held there by representatives
who are good people but under-informed. What we are asking for in not
a pot-smokers' law. Many of us vaporize it or eat it, which gives us
the cannibnoids that help fight obesity, cancers, fibromyalgia,
phantom pains and muscle spasms from paraplegia and other
neuromuscular ailments.

We are asking for the right to use a natural herbal remedy instead of
more dangerous prescription drugs. The politicians ask for more
research. I contend we are the research, the human trials and the
proof that there's medicinal benefit from cannibis hemp. To deny the
suffering the healthful benefit from a safer natural plant must stop.
The Assembly has to move AB 554 to the floor for a vote today. Pass
The Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act. We are patients, not criminals.

Jeffrey Smith / Brillion, Wis.
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