I have cerebral palsy that causes muscle and speech spasms that make me stutter severely. Without medical marijuana, I can barely speak and simply would not be able to be the mother I am to my four children.
Out of fear of arrest and that my children would be taken away from me because I used medical marijuana, I moved from Missouri to California. But even though medical marijuana is legal in California, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) still uses your tax dollars to arrest patients like me and our providers.
That’s why Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have just introduced a bipartisan bill that would prevent the DEA from spending tax dollars raiding and arresting medical marijuana patients in states where it’s legal. The House approved a similar measure on May 29th so now we need the Senate to take action! They could vote any day.
Not only will this bill help protect patients with serious diseases like cancer, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and many others, it will save a significant amount of tax dollars that the DEA would waste to go after people who are using marijuana for medical purposes.
Please join me in telling your Senator to support the Paul/Booker Medical Marijuana Amendment so that patients like me can live without fear of being arrested.