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Open Letter To Ohio Lawmakers: Stop Arresting Marijuana Patients

Posted on  November 27, 2012 by  News Admin

  This is an open letter to my Ohio legislators.   I have nowhere else to turn. I hope you hear my cries for help and I hope you stand up for me. Representative Bobby Hagan will be  Re introducing the Ohio medical compassion act which I hope you will consider cosponsoring  in January 2013.   It would merely allow Ohio's doctors and patients to decide whether or not medical cannabis could benefit them or not. It would allow the department of health to keep an eye on the program and make sure there were no abuses. Anyone that is in the program would be in a database so that you can keep track of this act of compassion.   We also believe that it would save Ohio taxpayers millions of dollars by not arresting, incarcerating  and prosecuting folks for making a choice using cannabis as medicine. we also believe that the Obama administration would not bother our program because there would not be storefronts or dispensaries selling the product. More than 73 percent of Ohioans support the compassionate use of marijuana. I am not sure you are aware but our sister state of Michigan has a medical cannabis program. We believe that we should have the same rights as those folks just across our border.   Also Colorado and Washington just legalized marijuana for personal use.   My name is Tonya Davis and I'm your constituent. I am a mother, grandmother, sister, daughter. I could be your neighbor, friend,...