Pass medical marijuana bill
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Apr 07, 2010 | 2936 views |  3 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Michael Phillips Compassionate Care Act (HB 642) is making its way through the Alabama Legislature and may be heard in committee this afternoon.

HB 642 would protect doctors for recommending marijuana to their patients, as well as protect patients for both possessing and using marijuana to treat debilitating conditions. Fourteen states and the District of Columbia have passed similar medical marijuana legislation giving residents with debilitating conditions the freedom to use a safer, natural alternative to their prescribed medications.

Marijuana has been in the pharmacopeia of almost every culture on this planet for thousands of years without a single death; the same cannot be said for the drugs in your medicine cabinet.

Let's get this bill passed and provide Alabama's sick and suffering those same liberties provided by a growing number of states.

Christopher Butts
Cullman
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