HTTP/1.0 200 OK Content-Type: text/html Utah Should Legalize Marijuana for Medicial
Pubdate: Sat, 09 Nov 2013
Source: Salt Lake Tribune (UT)
Copyright: 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune
Author: Andrew Gregory


Since 1996 Californians have been able to legally possess cannabis 
(marijuana) for medical purposes deemed necessary by a licensed 
doctor. Seventeen years later, 21 states including Arizona, Oregon, 
Colorado and Montana have passed similar laws.

Utah is behind the curve. Medical cannabis has helped people with 
many different illnesses such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, multiple 
sclerosis, depression, anxiety, Alzheimer's and many others.

Medical marijuana isn't just helping adults. A report in The 
Huffington Post by Andrea Rael states that, "parents calling 
themselves marijuana 'refugees' are heading to Colorado ... for their 
children who suffer from epilepsy." ("Medical Marijuana Treatment Of 
Pediatric Epilepsy Attracts More Parents To Colorado," Oct. 21)

Utah Rep. Gage Froerer has pledged his support to Utah mothers like 
April Sintz, who is struggling to obtain a cannabis extract she needs 
for her 7-year-old son Issac, who suffers from epilepsy.

Utah should seriously consider this natural plant that has helped 
thousands of Americans already. It's not about getting high, it's 
about using what nature has given us to help fight the many health 
issues we face today.

Andrew Gregory

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