Washington law has allowed
for medical marijuana research and distribution since 1979. Unfortunately,
however, the program has been closed since the early 1980s.
To help reopen the program,
Washington State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D-Seattle) has authored a
letter on behalf of state legislators to state Secretary of Health Mary
Selecky, asking her to make an application to the federal government to
open a medical marijuana research program.
Whether this letter creates
a significant impression on Selecky and spurs her to action depends on
the number of state legislators that sign on to Senator Kohl-Welles' letter.
Our goal is to encourage every state representative and state senator to
add their names to the letter.
Please visit http://www.mpp.org/Washington/
to send an e-mail or fax to your elected state officials, asking them to
sign on to Senator Kohl-Welles' letter and join the coalition of legislators
who recognize the need for medical marijuana research. If you don't
live in Washington but know people there, please visit and use the "tell-a-friend"
form or forward this bulletin to them directly. This web site is
a collaboration of DRCNet and the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP).
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Issue #134, 4/21/00
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