FW: OPN: Prestigious medical organization endorses medical marijuana access


Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 11:26:11 -0800
From: maplewoman@yahoo.com
To: opn@ohiopatient.net; ohiocommunity@yahoogroups.com
Subject: OPN: Prestigious medical organization endorses medical marijuana access

Dear OPNer’s:

One of the country’s most elite and prestigious physician organizations — with a membership of 124,000 internists, the second largest physician group and the largest medical specialty organization in the U.S. — just threw its support behind medical marijuana access.

Visit http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i=DvKtqcQN16oQVFR_NURUMQ.. to find out which organization made this exciting move and to read the details of its report.

To date, this is the most significant organizational endorsement of medical marijuana access in the field of medicine and science. To discover the organization’s identity, please visit MPP’s home page at http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i=JDlVrGYTGBzVa5AI2QAJmw.. now.

In its landmark report — which now comprises the organization’s official position — the group calls for (1) full legal protection for medical marijuana patients, (2) changing marijuana’s federal classification as a Schedule I drug (which currently puts it in the same category as heroin and LSD), and (3) increased funding for medical marijuana research.

The position paper says quite simply that the organization "strongly urges protection from criminal or civil penalties for patients who use medical marijuana as permitted under state laws." Visit http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i=FAL841JOJ221Agf4_CSRJA.. to read the organization’s full position paper.

In the months leading up to this enormously important release, MPP supplied the organization’s physician members with studies, research, and position papers from other organizations. This is a major step in our work to build a powerful coalition of national organizations that endorse medical marijuana access.

Visit http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i=ZVqN-Ge6o3SSPJTxcAqlZg.. to read an article in the Los Angeles Times about the organization’s new position.

This important victory is exactly the kind of result that the MPP staff works toward every day. Would you please consider making a monthly pledge of $5 or more on your credit card at http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i=wzJPY4MdiBQlovlcPSr0dA.. , in recognition of our efforts in this area?

I am grateful for your support.

Sincerely,

Rob Kampia
Executive Director
Marijuana Policy Project
Washington, D.C.

P.S. As I’ve mentioned in previous alerts, a major philanthropist has committed to match the first $3.0 million that MPP can raise from the rest of the planet in 2008. This means that your monthly pledge at http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i=42XYJwtUXdVuOEniplsOdw.. will be doubled.

P.P.S. You can opt out of receiving fundraising mentions in the e-mail alerts I send you in 2008 by visiting http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i=Y0pht231FP25WLnRhAe3yw.. at your convenience.

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The Marijuana Policy Project hopes that each of the 180,000 subscribers on our national e-mail list will make at least one financial donation to MPP’s work in 2008. Please visit http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i=WPUiIlLSSVeHXNXHImGBNA.. to donate now.

MPP will be able to tackle all of the projects in its 2008 strategic plan — http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i=zYD-pdbn5NxHE-iwq5SBHA.. — if you and other allies are generous enough to fund our work.

Raised in 2008: $416,255
Goal in 2008: $3,000,000

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