Thousands of Minnesotans are pleading to have access to medical marijuana to help ease excruciating chronic pain, cope with cancer or treat conditions for which prescription medications have not proven effective. It would also have the potential to greatly lessen the number of veteran suicides, since marijuana has been reported effective in treating PTSD, a tragic condition which affects too many of our courageous veterans.
A vast majority of Minnesotans support this legislation. Recent opinion polls have reported as many as 76 percent of Minnesota voters are in favor of legalizing medical marijuana.
People in state after state are now moving forward to make medical-marijuana use legal across much of America. Sadly, many Minnesota families are being forced to leave our state to one with legalized medical marijuana in order to save the lives of their children or loved ones. This law is about compassion in so many ways.
Gov. Dayton, a huge majority of voters will support you if you sign the legislation to be passed in the upcoming session.
However, Dayton says he will not sign any bill the Minnesota Law Enforcement Association will not support. Thus, I am asking the MLEA to cooperate with legislators in crafting strict regulations into the proposed regulation that will, indeed, satisfy their concerns.