Pubdate: Sat, 15 Jul 2006
Source: Waukesha Freeman (WI)
Copyright: 2006 The Waukesha Freeman
Author: Gary Storck
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


There is no longer any question whether marijuana is medicinal, but 
even if there were, is it good public policy to arrest and jail 
patients who have turned to it after modern medicine has failed them?

Congressman Mark Green apparently thinks so, judging by his vote 
recently against a congressional budget amendment that would have 
prohibited the use of federal funds - our tax dollars - to target 
medical marijuana patients in the 11 states that have legalized it. 
This is Green's fourth such vote in four years.

While Fox TV commentator Bill O'Reilly has his "no spin zone," Green 
apparently has a "no compassion zone." For a man who aspires to be 
the governor of Wisconsin, a state whose citizens overwhelmingly 
support medical marijuana, Green has a strange way of trying to 
connect with voters.

Meanwhile, the incumbent, Gov. Jim Doyle, has always stated he would 
sign medical marijuana legislation if and when it reaches his desk. 
I've taken the pledge to never vote for any candidate who opposes 
medical marijuana, and I hope you will too.

Gary Storck, co-founder

Is My Medicine Legal YET?

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