Aid program set up for those needing medical marijuana

January 27, 2005

Associated Press, WCAX-TV (Burlington, VT)

MONTPELIER, Vt. Severely ill Vermonters blocked by the 100-dollar registration fee from taking advantage of the state's new medical marijuana law now have a new source of help.

The Vermont Marijuana Policy Project, which led the effort to get the law passed last year, has set up a financial aid program to help people register for the program.

The aid program was set up with grant from the National Marijuana Policy Foundation, which has advocated allowing very ill people to use marijuana to relieve their symptoms.

Nancy Lynch -- head of the Vermont Marijuana Policy Project -- says she's hoping to supplement the national group's grant with donations from Vermonters.

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