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In todays world most families have a love one struggling to live with cancer HIV glaucoma or multiple sclerosis Most of us here in the United States have watched a love one endure the pain of chemotherapy uncontrollable muscle spasms or blindness Our love ones not only suffer physical pain but mental anguish as well Our dying loves ones are at war with our Federal Government They are fighting for a chance at a better quality of life They are fighting for the legalization of marijuana for medical use Until marijuana is legalized for medical use our love ones are forced to break the law my gift to my husband John Joseph who died last year At the end of his life my husband was wracked with pain from lung cancer Marijuana was one medication that eased his intense pain and nausea during chemotherapy But to get marijuana to help JJ we had to break the law my husbands ability to tolerate chemotherapy after a couple of puffs of marijuana extended his life and improved his quality of life 1 That was an excerpt from a letter written by Anne Boyce to the voters of California for the passage of Proposition 215 In 1996 Proposition 215 was a proposed legislation in California that makes it legal for doctors to prescribe marijuana to terminally ill patients Proposition 215 was passed by the voters of California but patients who use marijuana could still and are prosecuted by our Federal Government Anne Boyce broke the law in order to obtain marijuana for her dying husband Anne Boyce a sixty-seven year old Registered Nurse is not your typical criminal now is
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