Pubdate: Tue, 16 Sep 2008
Source: Modesto Bee, The (CA)
Copyright: 2008 The Modesto Bee
Author: Ross Herman


I am disabled with seizure disorder. I also suffer from insomnia,
chronic pain from numerous injuries including head trauma, and have an
eating disorder as well as depression. I can go several days at a time
without eating, sleeping or doing anything constructive, other than
sitting by myself in my little studio apartment with tears running
down my face, depressed.

I've smoked pot in the past and it helps calm me down so I can sleep,
numbs the chronic physical and emotional pain, increases my appetite
and makes me feel better all over. My doctor recommended medical
marijuana. He instructed me to look for it in the Bay Area. I support
medicinal marijuana and wish there was a legal local dispensary. I
also believe this would help keep lots of troublemakers off the streets!

Ross Herman

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