Pubdate: Sun, 06 Nov 2011
Source: Gadsden Times, The (AL)
Copyright: 2011 The Gadsden Times
Author: John P. Myer


In the upcoming session of the Alabama Legislature, Rep. K.L. Brown 
will introduce the Alabama Medical Marijuana Patients' Rights Act, 
which, if passed, would make the medicinal use of marijuana legal in Alabama.

This is a valuable piece of legislation that would ease the pain and 
suffering of thousands of Alabama patients, but it will only be 
successful if people like you take the time to care.

Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the 
treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include 
pain relief - particularly of neuropathic pain (pain from nerve 
damage) - nausea, spasticity, glaucoma and movement disorders. 
Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant, specifically for 
patients suffering from HIV, the AIDS wasting syndrome or dementia. 
Emerging research suggests that marijuana's medicinal properties may 
protect the body against some types of malignant tumors and are 

Currently, more than 60 U.S. and international health organizations 
support granting patients immediate legal access to medicinal 
marijuana under a physician's supervision.

In summation, I believe everyone should take a step back and ask 
themselves, why keep people from possibly the only medical option they have.

John P. Myer

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