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—– Original Message —–
From: "Cher Neufer" <cneufer@neo.rr.com>
To: <northohio@norml.net>
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 8:48 AM
Subject: NON: AARP

> Jean & Jim & I tried to get the Medina AARP to let us speak and they
> wouldn’t approve it…….
> Wonder if this is going to help get that articel published that they never
> published?!
> ASA Staff Attend AARP Convention
> Members of the leading organization for seniors, the American Association
> of Retired Persons (AARP), had the opportunity to speak with ASA staff
> members during the group’s convention in Boston from September 6-8. More
> than 25,000 people attended the AARP’s annual event, with an average age
> of 62.
> "Meeting so many older Americans who are interested in how medical
> cannabis can help them was a great experience," said Caren Woodson, ASA’s
> Director of Governmental Affairs. "We know from the AARP’s own polling in
> 2004 that the vast majority of their members believe in making access safe
> and legal. We had an overwhelmingly positive response, not just from
> baby-boomers, but from the "depression era" generation."
> ASA sponsored a booth where AARP members could pick up information about
> medical marijuana, including condition-based booklets on aging, which can
> be seen at AmericansForSafeAccess.org/Aging_booklet. The booth also
> offered ASA gear and ways for seniors to plug in to medical marijuana
> activism. Last month’s Retirement Living TV program on medical marijuana
> was featured, as well.
> The ASA booth at the 2007 AARP Convention in Boston
> "There was a lot of interest about ways to ingest marijuana without
> smoking it, and people were generally surprised by how much progress we
> have made in 10 years," said Woodson. "We also heard some heartbreaking
> stories about loved ones with cancer and how much they would have liked
> another option for pain and wasting."
> The broad-spectrum therapeutic nature of cannabis makes it a good choice
> for many people with a variety of conditions, such as arthritis, chronic
> pain, gastro-intestinal problems, and movement disorders such as
> Parkinson’s.
> With cancer more prevalent with aging, the well-established benefits of
> cannabis for coping with the devastating side-effects of chemotherapy are
> also of interest to older Americans.
> "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you
> end up
> being governed by your inferiors." – Plato
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