A gathering of 45 supporters of patient access to medical marijuana helped to persuade the Virginia State Senate Health & Education Committee last night to reject HB1621, a bill that would have repealed Virginia's Medical Marijuana Law. This is a victory of which everyone who helped out can be proud. But...
The bill's sponsor, Delegate Marshall (R-Manassas), is attempting to attach HB1621 to SB1017 (concerning pharmacy) on the House floor. If he succeeds, then Virginia's 17 year old medical marijuana law will be repealed. The vote is expected to be taken extremely soon, maybe tomorrow. We need Virginians to call their state Senators and Delegates and ask them to oppose Delegate Marshall's amendment to SB1017 and tell them that you support patient access to medical marijuana.
Marshall's maneuver is the drug warriors' last gasp attempt to impose their uncompassionate agenda on Virginia's doctors and patients. Please call the Constituent Hotline TODAY. The number is (800) 889-0229 from within Virginia, or (804) 786-3838 (legislative info) or (804) 786-2366 (clerk's office).
For more information, contact Lennice Werth at (804) 645-8816.
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