Georgetown, MA – On Tuesday, March 16, medical marijuana Representative Jeffrey Sánchez (D-Fifteenth Suffolk) chair of the Public Health Committee effectively killing for another year H. 2160, “An Act to regulate the medical use of marijuana by patients approved by physicians and certified by the department of public health.

 

Since passage of Chapter 94D, on December 31, 1991 and the Federal Government’s refusal in 1992 to give Massachusetts a source of cannabis, bills have been filed that would effectively get the safest therapeutically know substance to Massachusetts’ patients.

 

MASS CANN/NORML will be at the Wake Up The Earth Festival on Saturday, May 1, gathering signatures for a local ballot question that will instruct Mr. Sanchez, if he remains in office after November, to support medical marijuana legislation.   Unfortunately, such questions are not binding and who ever wins the election will be free to ignore their community.

 

Mass Cann President, Keith Saunders, upon hearing the news had this to say, “The Committee is supporting the black market trade in marijuana.   It appears they would prefer that untaxed and unregulated marijuana growers and sellers keep their lucrative medicinal-user clientele.   Do they think that by sending H2160 to study is helping people?”

 

“As I have said in the past, Rep. Sanchez opposes medicinal marijuana in thought and deed.   It could not be more clear through his inactions that he has a cold heart toward legitimately sick and suffering people in his own district and across the Commonwealth.   With effective laws in 14 states and the District of Columbia, and well more than 75% support by voters statewide and more than 80% of his district, there is no controversy.   Marijuana is medicine, when used as medicine.”

 

For more information on cannabis’ medicinal value visit

Emerging Clinical Applications for Cannabis and Cannabinoids– A Review of the Recent Scientific Literature, 2000 – 2010

 

 

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