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Friday, February 18, 2005

Proponents in Austin urge medical use of marijuana


AUSTIN- Proponents of the medical use of marijuana today urged the Texas Legislature to let sick and dying patients use marijuana to relieve their pain.
Texans suffering from leukemia, multiple sclerosis, paralysis and other afflictions told of the pain-reducing benefits of marijuana and said medical marijuana users should be given legal grounds to avoid prosecution.

Representative Elliott Naishtat, an Austin Democrat, has filed a bill that would create a defense to prosecution for patients who are being treated by a licensed physician and who use marijuana to relieve the effects of a legitimate medical condition.


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