Thursday, November 10, 2005

Traverse City, Ferndale voters favor medical marijuana

Traverse City, Ferndale voters favor medical marijuana: "TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Laura Barber says she's convinced good will come from a newly approved city ordinance instructing police to go easy on those who use marijuana for medical purposes, although critics dismiss it as a worthless gesture.

'I believe in my heart that it will have an effect,' said Barber, executive director of the Coalition for Compassionate Care, which led the petition drive to get the measure on the local ballot.

Her 32-year-old husband, Matthew Barber, was convicted of possession last year. Laura Barber says he uses marijuana to relieve symptoms of multiple sclerosis. " (more)

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