Petition Closed

ANNUAL AMERICAN DEATHS CAUSED BY DRUGS
TOBACCO …………………… 400,000
ALCOHOL …………………… 100,000
ALL LEGAL DRUGS ………….20,000
ALL ILLEGAL DRUGS ……….15,000
CAFFEINE …………………….2,000
ASPIRIN ………………………500
MARIJUANA …………………. 0

Letter to
Governor Sam Brownback
President of the United States
Kansas State Senate
and 12 others
Kansas State House
State Representative Julie Menghini
State Representative Gail Finney
State Representative Michael Houser
State Representative Robert Grant
State Representative Sue Boldra
State Representative Barbara Ballard
State Representative Janice Pauls
State Representative Phil Hermanson
State Representative Paul Davis
State Representative Nile Dillmore
Kansas Governor
I am asking for the consideration to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Kansas. Having grown up in Wichita and currently attending the University of Kansas in Lawrence, I am a true Kansan with true reasons for legalizing medical marijuana.

This past semester I had to watch the father of my boyfriend, my best friend, and my support system suffer through the pain of lung cancer. The pain he had was unbearable to watch. He was on many medications for all sorts of problems, and all I wish is that he could have saved himself some pain by being able to openly smoke medical marijuana. I know it could have helped him before he passed away 2 weeks ago, just as it has helped many other friends and family of mine.

So I made this petition to hopefully help you see that this "drug" could HELP real people with real problems. It isn't a harmful drug, and it certainly isn't taking the lives of any citizens. I've done countless hours of research on the topic, as well as being an avid marijuana smoker, and I still have yet to see any reason why the debate about legalizing marijuana is still going on. The amount of pros compared to cons is unmeasurable, and hopefully one day American legislation will realize this. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Heather Wall