Pubdate: Tue, 19 Mar 2002
Source: Racine Journal Times, The (WI)
Copyright: 2002, The Racine Journal Times
Author: Aaron Biterman
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal)


As a university student and Wisconsin resident, I'm outraged that only one 
candidate for governor has supported the medical marijuana bill currently 
before the Wisconsin state legislature. The reality is that sick people 
deserve any remedy necessary to prevent them from pain, sickness, and death.

It is sad that the governor and the Democratic candidates have not come out 
in support of medical marijuana. Worst of all, Congressman Tom Barrett 
voted for a congressional resolution against states legalizing medical 

Thankfully, there is an alternative.

Ed Thompson, an independently minded libertarian, has shown that he will 
support the people of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Nurses Association in 
their endorsement of medical marijuana for the ill. Why can't the 
politicians in Madison just let sick and suffering patients receive 
whatmany doctors think is their best medicine? It's time for
a big change.

Aaron Biterman,
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