Serving Our Veterans, Ditching The Ideology

Serving Our Veterans, Ditching The Ideology
Posted by CN Staff on December 10, 2007 at 20:19:01 PT
By John Ephland
Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Michigan -- Everyone knows war results in the death and destruction of human life. Any veteran can tell you it's not like in the movies. And for those injured vets who live to tell about it, any and all effective, appropriate means for medical care are welcome. The only problem is, certain proven procedures have been ``off the table'' for non-medical reasons. One of America's leading organizations promoting innovative approaches to such care is Veterans for Medical Marijuana Access.
Incorporated in 2007, VMMA can claim sole ownership to the title of being this country's only advocate for veterans' rights to access medical marijuana for therapeutic purposes. Thus far, VMMA has been busy in a number of areas. As Executive Director Martin Chilcutt points out, ``The VMMA is serious about minimizing whatever potential harm comes from using marijuana. I've talked to a good number of vets from around the country at conventions, on the phone and at veterans hospitals, and they tell me there's a real concern about conviction and going to jail. That's why we take this issue so seriously.'' Because of this concern, VMMA works with all legislative bodies, both locally and nationally, to endorse the responsible, therapeutic use of medical marijuana. Implied in this effort is the legislative push to end all prohibitions associated with the use of medical marijuana. Snipped:Complete Article: fight_4_freedom Source: Kalamazoo Gazette (MI)Author: John EphlandPublished: Monday, December 10, 2007Copyright: 2007 Kalamazoo GazetteEmail: letters kalamazoogazette.comWebsite: for Medical Marijuana Access Medical Marijuana Archives
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