Joined: May 14, 2004
Location: South FL
Mon Oct 04, 2004 10:36 am
I'm very grateful to Doug Moe for again sticking up for people like his friend and myself who need medical cannabis to stay alive, "Medicinal pot, it's a good thing" ( Sept. 25 ).
I do need, however, to correct an error that unfortunately keeps getting repeated whenever the story about my approval for federal medical marijuana is discussed in the press, that I "had to provide ( my ) physician a safe weighing at least 700 pounds for storing the marijuana until it was transferred to ( me )."
The truth is the required double-locking safe had already been built into cement at my physician's office when the building was constructed in 1956 and had passed all approvals.
While George Bush the elder made sure patients like me would not get federal supplies of medical marijuana and George Bush the younger flip-flopped on his 1999 campaign promise to let states set their own policies on it, there is hope in John Kerry. I attended his recent rally at the Alliant Energy Center and while my wheelchair prevented me from meeting him, a friend did and he asked Kerry when patients like me would receive legal access to medical marijuana. Kerry replied, "When I'm president."
It seems more than the laws need changing.
And if you really want to hear from patients themselves how important medical cannabis is to their health and well-being and how urgent changing the law is, please come down to the Cardinal Bar Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
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