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Medical marijuana bill needs support
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Dear Editor,
Within the last two legislative sessions I introduced two comprehensive medical marijuana bills to the Kansas House of Representatives to assist Kansans with debilitating medical conditions and severe pain such as cancer, AIDS, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and hepatitis C.  
The latest “Cannabis Compassionate Care Act” bill would legalize the use of medical marijuana for certain debilitating medication conditions, provide registration of patients and strong regulation of a compassion centers, allow a defendant to assert the medical purpose for using marijuana as a defense, and decrease the number of criminal prosecutions relating to marijuana.
Finally, it would provide a very conservative million dollars increase in net tax revenues to our State coffers to help reduce our severe budget deficits.
As of this date, I continue to receive a tremendous amount of e-mails, calls and support from all over the state. Fifty-eight percent of adults in Kansas support the legalization of medical marijuana, according to a poll conducted last year by SurveyUSA.  
Communication from constituents is one of the most decisive factors for your legislator when considering an issue.
I encourage you to take action this today by visiting and by contacting your legislator to voice your support.
Rep. Gail Finney,