To: Scott Sandall, David Lifferth, Jack Draxler, Edward Redd, Curt Webb, Jacob Anderegg, Justin Fawson,
Subject: SB73
Date: Mon Feb 29 01:27:42 MST 2016
I am sending a request to each of you hoping to help you understand how important it is for many of us to pass SB73.
I have done a lot of studying over the last 6 months searching for answers to the issues of medical cannabis.  I am a
59 year old Wife, Mother, Grandmother and soon to be Great Grandma.  I have watched my Husband suffer over the
last 42 years with 2 bouts of cancer and dealing with chronic pain on a daily basis.  My daughter has suffered for 14
years with chronic pain, fatigue and side effects from fibromyalgia.  Both of them have been working with their Doctor
trying to find a solution for pain relief and quality of life.  We've been very fortunate to have a good Doc that has been
willing to try different treatments over the years to minimize their struggles.  To this day nothing has helped to the level
we hoped for, to live a life free from pain.  The side effects from the prescriptions are numerous and something else is
always prescribed to help alleviate those problems.  Taking opiates every day for many years, from the pills to the patch
and then the sleeping pills to help them sleep, the pills for nausea, etc.  Last year both of them had their teeth pulled due
to the long term use.  These prescriptions continue to cause damage to their bodies.  From Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Jahan
Marcu, and Dr. Raphael Mechoulam from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and others. I have listened to programs in
which they share the results of limited studies here in the U.S. and the results of real research since 1962 in Israel.  I
do understand the concerns because we all worry about the future.  Right now we need help.  We need the chance to
have a decision in what we take. How could this be more dangerous or addictive than what has been prescribed for too
many years.  Many changes were made to the original bill and the concern was taken to heart.  Now we ask that you
open your heart and allow this to pass.  Please don't make us wait for Congress to move on it, we need it NOW!


Becky Peterson