Pubdate: Wed, 05 Jan 2011
Source: Anniston Star (AL)
Copyright: 2011 Consolidated Publishing
Author: Loretta Nall


I express my deepest thanks to The Anniston Star for its in-depth 
coverage of the Michael Lapihuska case. The Star printed a feature 
story about Michael's situation. The Star also published many letters 
from readers across Alabama and the nation who felt strongly that 
Lapihuska should not be prosecuted because he was a legal medical 
marijuana patient in another state and because most decent human 
beings think it is wrong to arrest and prosecute sick people for 
trying to feel better.

Without The Star's help, we at Alabamians for Compassionate Care 
would never have been able to get the attention that Michael's case 
deserved, nor would we have achieved the outcome of two years' 
unsupervised probation. That allows Lapihuska to return home to 
California and continue his doctor-recommended course of treatment 
without fear of arrest, prosecution and imprisonment.

Many thanks to The Star for helping us save this man's life and 
freedom. Chalk one up for the good guys.

Loretta Nall

Alexander City
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