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We are for legal medical marijuana

Published: Friday, March 7, 2014 11:11 a.m. CDT

To the editor:

We are for legal medical pot. We are not for legal pot. Please separate the issues.

This is common sense. Those whom haven’t walked in the shoes of suffering, dying, nausea, vomiting, can’t drink, eat, some have found great relief and comfort in forms of shots, IV drip, food, pill, food infused, etc.

We vote “Yes” for medical use only. We trust the doctors to decide when, how to use this God-made plant-based medicine.

This is probably the reason God made the plant: to aid those in need of pain/symptom relief (i.e. sickness and suffering).

Why should people whom have enough struggles with health issues and costs have to travel out of state to get relief?

Who am I to judge another’s illness?

But for the grace of God go you and I ... (we have a background in the military/security/corrections, medication manager/combate life saver, Jasper County Mental Health, etc.)

We are for legal pot medically for those sick and need a more natural God-made plant-based medicine, not manmade with side effects (bad). We do not have cancer, or medical needs at this time in need of this option, but if we did, we would want this option available for relief without having to move out of state.

It’s about quality of life. Supporting those in need.

Sherman & Susan Swank

Newton

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