Pubdate: Fri, 24 Sep 2004
Source: Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)
Copyright: 2004 The Oregonian
Author: Rachel Rose
Cited: Measure 33


On Sept. 21, the "Montel Williams Show" was one of the most powerful in 
recent memory. Williams and his guests spoke about medical marijuana and 
how it allowed them to live somewhat normal lives although they suffer from 
lethal and/or debilitating diseases and disorders.

Williams, as many know, suffers from multiple sclerosis, and one guest, 
Angel Raich, suffers from cancer and myriad other conditions that make it 
nearly impossible for her to even stay alive without her medical cannabis.

If every Oregonian had seen this show, bags of letters in support of 
marijuana being rescheduled to a "Schedule II" drug (making it available at 
any pharmacy with a doctor's prescription) would be on their way to our 
representatives in Congress, and Measure 33 would not be needed.

But Measure 33 is needed, so patients can get their medicine without 
resorting to the black market, so that patients can keep enough medicine on 
hand to allow them to lead normal lives and so that indigent patients who 
cannot grow their own or find someone to grow for them can access this 
life-saving medicine in a safe environment.

Please vote "yes" on Measure 33 for the sake of the patients.


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