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She makes case for medical pot

IMMLY is pleased to announce that the great March 20 column by Doug Moe of the Capital Times of Madison WI, about IMMLY Founder Jacki Rickert, "She Makes Case For Medical Pot" has generated additional coverage of Jacki and IMMLY on the internet. You can find a link to the column and other internet coverage below:
Dick Cowan discussed the column and Jacki's long fight for medicinal cannabis "An extraordinary story about an extraordinary woman" on the 420 MarijuanaNews for March 21, 2001 on Pot TV at the link above.

In addition, Cannabis Culture Magazine Online  selected the IMMLY website as the Link of the Moment for March 21, 2001. 

At some point in the past, an erroneous report started the misconception that Jacki was not fully approved for the federal IND program when it was closed and unfortunately this latest report perpetuated this misconception. Once again, Jacki would like to set the record straight so this misinformation isn't further repeated. The true story is she was fully approved for compassionate use and research use, in triplicate, and she received a binding contract and instructions on how to use her supplies of federally supplied marijuana from federal authorities. Her physician also received and submitted multiple federal prescription forms, but the promised supplies of medicine never arrived. For a time, federal officials advised Jacki, her congressman and her physician that they were just waiting for the "materials". Eventually it became apparent the promise would not be kept. Another clarification: her weight at one point dipped to 68 pounds, not 76.

Anyways, Jacki and all the folks at IMMLY are thrilled at the coverage and hope that it helps patients get the medicine they need. A big thanks to Doug Moe, The Capital Times, Mark Greer, Richard Lake and all the great volunteers at The Media Awareness Project, Martha G. at cannabisnews.com, Dick Cowan and POT-TV, and Cannabis Culture! 

Updated Tuesday, April 19, 2005

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