Dr. Morhaim not only prepared the bill he introduced without any input from patient advocacy organizations, but the working group consulted only with law enforcement and with the representatives of the pharmacists.
The revised bill is written in such a way that it would be late in 2011 (at the earliest) before patients could expect to be able to access a safe supply of medicine. The bill no longer includes protection from arrest for patients who are in compliance with the law. The bill no longer allows patients to grow their own medicine. The bill absolutely excludes any patients under the age of 18.
I think this revised bill is totally unacceptable for all of the above reasons, and I am writing to my Delegates and letting them know that.
I recommend you do so as well.
The medical establishment has spent decades preventing patients from having access to this potent and absolutely non-toxic healing herb. This new bill represents the latest attempt to force people to use dangerous expensive narcotics when a perfectly safe alternative can be grown in anyone’s basement.