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Monday, February 28, 2005

Medical Marijuana in Alabama?

Dear Friends,

In a few short days, a bill will be introduced which, if passed, will decriminalize marijuana for medicinal purposes in the state of Alabama. The bill is along the same general lines as what has been successfully passed in other states. However, we have to sell the political message differently in Alabama than in a state like California. Toward this end, we call it the Compassionate Use Act locally and have just founded a state organization called AlaCare to assist in the passing of this legislation. Please visit our website ALACARE and vote in our online poll.
If you know people here in Alabama that would be interested in helping lobby, spread the word or testify before the Legislature about medical marijuana please direct them to the website.

Our mission statement reads:

“AlaCare is an informal network of people working together to enable treatment of the chronically ill and injured in Alabama by allowing them legal access to marijuana for medical treatment, as prescribed by a licensed physician.

A list of conditions from which such patients might receive benefit are: cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, chronic pain, persistent muscle spasms, migraine, AIDS/HIV, anorexia, seizures and seizure disorders, severe nausea, and any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that may cause serious harm to the patient's safety or physical or mental health.

AlaCare is committed to the enactment of compassionate use reform legislation or referenda in Alabama. We hold that state government is more responsive than the federal government in meeting the healthcare needs of its citizens - and that patient care is best served by more of a local approach.”

1 Comments:

  • That's just wonderful, I hope it passes. California's medical marijuana law, Prop 215, was actually called the Compassionate Use Act, It's not all so liberal and left wing out west, we had to watch are wording also. Like we are having to do now trying to pass something similar to Oakland's measure to make private, adult marijuana offences (including possession, sales, and cultivation) law enforcement’s lowest priority and to tax and regulate marijuana legally was a success. We went around with signs saying "More Schools Less Jails" and talked about how we need a new revenue and fiscal solutions just happen to be what everybody wants to hear about right now. We never said "Legalize," we only said lowest priority, and it passed. So yes you should know your demographic in your area and how they will respond. I reccomend polling, CA NORML, and MPP both talked about how much polling helps at the California Activist Conference: Measure Z and Beyond, The Agenda for Marijuana Reform in California. So I wish you all good luck and let's roll.

    Bringing Unity to the Cannabis Community
    Tony Bowles
    CA Marijuana Party President
    415-585-9228
    tonebowles@sbcglobal.net
    http://california.usmjparty.com/

    By Blogger Tony, at 8:58 AM  

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