Pubdate: Wed,  3 Nov 2004
Source: Billings Outpost, The (MT)
Copyright: 2004 The Billings Outpost
Author: Stan White
Cited: Montana's Initiative 148
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


As a Colorado citizen who voted for Amendment 20 allowing people to
use cannabis medicinally in my state, I urge Montana residents to vote
for I-148 (Medical Marijuana Act. Now, Coloradoans use the plant
cannabis, following state law simultaneously, and it works. Since
Colorado enacted its initiative, rates of juvenile cannabis use have
not increased, and the sky hasn't fallen. The government would like
citizens to think cannabis is a chemical weapon of mass destruction.
In reality, it is one of those seed-bearing plants that God created
and said is good on literally the very first page of the Bible.

For perspective, imagine a family member with cancer being allowed to
self-induce morphine every six minutes for pain, but be prohibited
from using cannabis. That's the way I looked at it when my son was
dying with leukemia.

Stan White

Dillon, Colo.
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