Pubdate: Fri, 28 Jun 2002
Source: Herald-Dispatch, The (WV)
Copyright: 2002 The Herald-Dispatch
Author: Cindy Wimer


We are a small group of individuals who have joined together with the 
purpose of letting our governor and our legislative leaders know of our 
desire to have medical cannabis (marijuana) legalized. We have dubbed our 
group "Mountaineers for Medical Cannabis."

We are committed to help educate our fellow West Virginians about the many 
beneficial uses of this God-given herb and to create a forum of voter 

We have spent many, many hours researching, attending rallies and marches 
in other states, and in correspondence with Gov. Bob Wise and our 
legislative representatives. Their replies indicate that they are willing 
to listen, but in Wise's own words, "there are not that many West 
Virginians clamoring for it."

It is our belief that if those West Virginians were not in fear of losing 
jobs, of losing their families, homes and other possessions and fear of 
incarceration, many more would come forth "clamoring" in favor of medical 
cannabis. It is time for those West Virginians in need, and those who 
believe in that need, to be heard!

We can be contacted at: Mountaineers for Medical Cannabis, P.O. Box 1151, 
Parkersburg, WV 26102-1151.

Cindy Wimer, founder Mountaineers for Medical Cannabis
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