Support legalization of medical marijuana in Kentucky

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To the editor:

I’m writing today to ask the citizens of Kentucky to help change the laws regarding medical cannabis in our state. There needs to be common sense, compassionate reform of the law to help the truly disabled and sick people of Kentucky. We have a moral duty to stand up for the rights of our afflicted family and neighbors.

Medical cannabis is proven to treat and help many health issues. People we know in our community with cancer, glaucoma, epilepsy, spinal cord injury, PTSD and many other illnesses should have the choice to participate in this as a humane treatment option. These patients deserve to have safe access to the medicine.

A May Fox News poll found that 85 percent of Americans think, “adults should be allowed to use marijuana for medical purposes if a physician prescribes it.” About one-third of Americans live in a state where patients can legally use medical marijuana with their doctor’s advice. Should residents of Kentucky have to move to another state for relief of their illnesses? Or should residents of Kentucky break the law to ease their suffering? The answer is simple. No!

I’m asking you to put yourself in the shoes of the genuinely sick, injured and diseased people. Let’s join together regardless of our political or religious beliefs and help our fellow men, women and children who could benefit from medical cannabis. Let’s come together as a voice of liberty. Please take the opportunity to call our elected officials and demand that the laws be changed about medical cannabis for sick people. Please call 800.372.7181. This is the phone number for our representatives and senators in Kentucky. They are our voice in Kentucky. This is your right. You will not get in trouble for voicing your opinion. It’s a simple one-minute phone call.

If you would like more information about medical cannabis, please visit www.ky4mm.com.

David Newby
Lawrenceburg, Ky.