Pubdate: Sun, 02 Mar 2014
Source: Garden Island (Lihue, HI)
Copyright: 2014 The Garden Island
Author: Sara Steiner


I have taken the time to write my legislators asking them to please 
pass HB2092 immediately. As a medical marijuana patient on the Big 
Island for the last three years, with a degenerative condition for 
which there is no cure, I have found it impossible for my primary 
care physician to recommend cannabis due to the fact that the Bay 
Clinic is federally funded and does not care to go against the laws 
of the federal government.

Because of their fear, I was forced to locate and use the services of 
a doctor who was knowledgeable in the uses of cannabis, and was not 
afraid of the local Narcotics Enforcement Division, who does its best 
to demonize any doctor who dares recommend cannabis to their patients.

Please pass this bill and strengthen the rights of the patients. We 
have been waiting since the year 2000 for meaningful legislation and 
protection. There is overwhelming evidence that cannabis is a useful 
plant for numerous ailments, and the archaic prohibition for-profit 
stance taken by law enforcement, the prison industrial complex and 
the pharmaceutical companies, can no longer stand the test of truth.

Sara Steiner

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