Group Wants WI Medical Marijuana Laws Changed

February 15, 2005

, WMTV

(MADISON)--A group lobbying at the state capitol Wednesday wants Wisconsin's medical marijuana laws changed.

The Wisconsin Coalition for Safe Access says there are still medical marijuana patients being arrested in Wisconsin and facing sentencing.

The group is pointing a finger at the legislature, saying four sessions have passed and no bill has been introduced.

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“The blame for this falls squarely on the legislature for letting this issue fester. When somebody's sick, you don't withhold treatment and that's basically what we're looking at here is, treatment is being withheld but its being withheld by force and by fear and a lot of people wont even access this to save their lives because they don't want to break the law right now,' said Gary Storck, a spokesperson for the Wisconsin Coalition for Safe Access.

The group says they are strictly for the medical use of marijuana and how it can benefit people that way.



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