IMMLY PRESS RELEASE: Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act Offers Wisconsin Patients Hope For Life With Dignity
|JACKI RICKERT MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT OFFERS WISCONSIN PATIENTS HOPE FOR LIFE WITH DIGNITY
Madison/Mondovi - Is My Medicine Legal YET? is proud to announce that LRB 2517, The Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act, sponsored by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) and Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton), is now being circulated among legislators for cosponsors.
The Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act is based on Michigan's medical cannabis law, which was passed by state voters in Nov. 2008 with 63% support, gaining a majority in every Michigan County. Another provision creates a system of state regulated dispensaries based on a recently enacted Rhode Island law. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is also included as a qualifying condition for the program. Iraq and Afghani.war vets have been returning home in record numbers suffering from PTSD, and medical cannabis has long been a safe and natural remedy.
IMMLY Founder Jacki Rickert is the namesake of the bill. Rickert, a seriously ill Mondovi resident who suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and advanced reflex sympathetic dystrophy, was once approved for, but never supplied by, a federal program that still provides 4 living Americans with 300 pre=rolled marijuana cigarettes each month, "This bill, this time", Rickert says, "80% of the people in Wisconsin agree marijuana should be available for medical use in this state."
IMMLY director of communications Gary Storck, who along with terminally ill disabled vet Mary Powers has been leading weekly delegations of medical cannabis patients to Capitol offices to educate about the bill, will be back at the Capitol with Powers Wednesday. "Wisconsin residents overwhelmingly support physician-approved medical cannabis access. It's time to do the right thing for state patients who can benefit."
Is My Medicine Legal YET? is a Mondovi and Madison based grass roots patient and caregiver based organization dedicated to advancing public education about the medicinal benefits of marijuana. For further information contact Jacki Rickert at 715.926.4950 or Gary Storck at 608.241.8922 or visit the IMMLY website at www.immly.org.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
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