Medical Marijuana Supporters Pray For Pot At Wisconsin Capitol


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‚ÄčSupporters of a medical marijuana bill in Wisconsin will gather to pray on the State Capitol steps Tuesday, hoping to convince lawmakers to legalize medicinal cannabis in the Badger State.

The Statewide Day of Prayer for Compassion will include ceremonies at noon on Tuesday on the State Street  steps, featuring preachers, medical marijuana patients and advocates, and others, reports Bill Novak at The Cap Times.
The day is prayer is to show support for the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act, the latest legislation in a decades-long fight to get marijuana approved as medicine in Wisconsin.

“The time for Wisconsin to become the 15th state to allow patients to use pot to make their lives a bit more comfortable is long past due,” Dave Zweifel, editor emeritus of The Cap Times, recently editorialized.
The JRMMA, if passed, would allow certain patients, including those suffering from HIV, cancer, and other debilitating diseases, whose doctors recommend marijuana, to grow up to 12 marijuana plants or possess three dried ounces of cannabis.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services would issue registration cards to qualified and approved patients, making it possible for police officers to identify those who can legally possess marijuana.
Cannabis distribution centers, known as “compassion centers,” would be created and licensed to sell marijuana.