Sunday, March 22, 2009

Another Medical Marijuana Letter

Alabama Compassionate Care supporter and regular meeting attendee Dustin Green had the following letter printed in today's Anniston Star

Great Job Dustin!!! To all of you who have yet to write letters please consider doing so now.

Yes to medical marijuana

I support HB434, the state-level legalization of medical marijuana in Alabama. As a healthy young man, I will not be affected by this bill, but as an American I believe in the American dream, which is, of course, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

A 2004 poll administered by the Mobile Register/University of South Alabama found that 76 percent of Alabamians support allowing access to medical marijuana as recommended by a physician. Why is it that patients in Alabama are routinely forced to go into the black market, risking life, freedom and occupation in order to better their quality of life? Why is it that patients are regularly arrested and imprisoned, when the majority of Alabamians support medical marijuana?

It's time for my fellow Alabamians to stand up and make an active effort in order to improve the quality of living for our sick. It's time to stand up and remind our legislators that they represent the people of this great state. It's time to be the change we wish to see in the world. It's time for us to make our voice heard.

I urge you to show compassion for the sick, contact your representative and tell them to support HB434.

Dustin Matthew Green

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