Pubdate: Tue, 17 Apr 2012
Source: Telegraph, The (Nashua, NH)
Copyright: 2012 Telegraph Publishing Company
Author: Carla Mora


Most people know someone who suffers from chronic pain due to some ailment.

If there were a safe alternative to sometimes harmful prescription 
drugs that cause side effects to help ease suffering, would you make 
an effort to make sure it was available to patients?

What if the alternative treatment was marijuana?

I have been watching documentaries, reading articles and attending 
talks regarding medical marijuana, and am astounded by its many uses.

At a recent symposium in Boston, Rick Doblin, founder of a research 
group on the effects of medical marijuana, stated that statistics 
show more people now support medical marijuana than are against it. 
The most notable change is in the number who now support it because 
they have a friend who is ailing and could benefit from using it.

In March, the medical marijuana bill (SB 409) passed the Senate by a 
13-11 vote. While this is great news, the bad news is that Gov. John 
Lynch said he would veto the bill.

This is where you come into play. If three of the senators who voted 
"no" change their vote to "yes," it would guarantee a veto-proof bill.

Can you imagine the work that has gone into this process so far? 
Patients are so close to having what they need. They could use your help.

Please contact your senators and ask them to change their votes from 
"no" to "yes," and if they voted "yes", please thank them.

Carla Mora

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