Friday, April 16, 2010

Our local State Rep. and Senator "Just say No"...

Recently I wrote to my local State Senator and State Representative regarding HB1393 also known as "The compassionate use of marijuana act" that is currently being reviewed by the state health and human services committee. I asked each of them where they stood on the issue and to please explain briefly why they held the position that they do.


Dave Reed simply responded to me via email with a resounding "Opposed" and did not offer any further comment on the matter which in my book means he is either under informed or close minded to the issue at hand.


Sen. Don White responded to me on some beautiful letterhead (which made me wonder if he pays for that out of pocket, or if we taxpayers do) and addressed the issue of marijuana legalization, not HB 1393. He said that he was opposed to marijuana legalization and as far as medicinal marijuana use was concerned he felt it should be left to the Feds instead of our state government.


Just a quick lesson in government for those of you who may not know...The Constitution of the United States guarantees that state rights hold precedent over Federal law...In other words, it is the states who must pass the laws they see fit for their citizens, not the Feds. The founding fathers did that to protect us from "Big Brother".


Folks, these are our elected representatives and they seem to either be so hard set against the compassionate use for marijuana by sick individuals, or so misinformed on the issue that they don't know how to respond. 


Now I am used to politicians blowing smoke up all of our asses, that is what they do. In this time of economic trial and with a new generation of free thinkers and compassionate human beings coming to the plate to stand up for what is right, I urge you all to seriously consider what is at hand and at the very least inform yourselves on the issues. 


I had two grandparents die from cancer in the last couple of years, and I know in my heart of hearts that marijuana would have given them a better quality of life for their remaining days. Instead they were given the old standard...morphine. 


For anyone who has never been subjected to morphine or opiate therapy, it does help with pain, but it is also agony when it begins to wear off. The associated sickness from withdrawal symptoms is nightmarish to say the least. I know from experience that marijuana could have been a viable option for both of them to manage their pain and not subject them to opiate pain management, which by the way is becoming an epidemic in this country.


The powers that be have programmed this country to put their faith in pharmacology and opiates...


No thank you, I'll choose nature over poison any day.


I would be greatly interested at any comment or feedback on this blog.





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