Fight for Medical Marijuana

September 23, 2006

, WOI TV (Des Moines)


Des Moines, IA -- Central Iowans fighting to legalize marijuana spoke out in Des Moines on Saturday.

Their goal was to educate the public on why medical marijuana should be legal in Iowa.  The crowd at the State Historical Building wasn't big, but everyone there felt passionately about the cause.

George McMahon was one of the speakers.  He says he's one of only five people in the U.S. that receives medical marijuana from the federal government.

He says without it, he'd be dead.

"The pain instantly goes away," McMahon said.  "The spasms quit within ten seconds and all the symptoms go to where they are manageable by me."

Right now only 11 state have legalized medical marijuana for medical use.

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