From: Christopher Marshall
To: Ronda Menlove, David Lifferth, Jack Draxler, Edward Redd, Curt Webb, Jacob Anderegg, Ryan Wilcox, Gage Froerer, Jeremy Peterson, Dixon Pitcher, Brad Dee, Richard Greenwood, Paul Ray, Curtis Oda, Brad Wilson, stevenhandy, Stewart Barlow, Roger Barrus, Jim Nielson, Becky Edwards, Doug Sagers, Susan Duckworth, Jennifer M. Seelig, Rebecca Houck, Joel Briscoe, Angela Romero, Mike Kennedy, Brian King, Lee Perry, Janice Fisher, Larry Wiley, LaVar Christensen, Craig Hall, Johnny Anderson, Mark A. Wheatley, Patrice Arent, Carol Moss, Eric Hutchings, Jim Dunnigan, Lynn Hemingway, Daniel McCay, Jim Bird, Earl Tanner, Tim Cosgrove, Steve Eliason, Marie Poulson, Ken Ivory, Keven John Stratton, Derek Brown, Richard Cunningham, Greg Hughes, John Knotwell, Melvin Brown, Kraig Powell, John G. Mathis, Kay Christofferson, Brian Greene, Spencer Cox, Val Peterson, Dana Layton, Keith Grover, jstandard, Dean Sanpei, blockheart, Francis Gibson, Michael Mckell, Marc Roberts, Merrill Nelson, Jerry Anderson, Kay Mciff, Brad Last, John Westwood, mknoel, Lowry Snow, Don Ipson,
Subject: The people have spoken!
Date: Sat Aug 31 02:00:45 MDT 2013

The people have spoken, the majority supports medical marijuana. Cannabis has been proven much safer than most any other treatments. It is being proven an effective treatment in a wide variety of diseases and conditions. People say, "what about the kids?" What about them? They are more addicted to pain pills now days than anything else yet narcotics are still legal and prescribed to thousands of utahns a day. They are deadly, addictive and unnatural. Dont you think the citizens of Utah would be better served with the option of a relatively harmless plant created by our lord to treat their condition as opposed to man-made, addictive, potentially deadly pills? The time to act is now. The research is out there. If you have any questions on this subject please feel free to ask. I would be happy to answer them and point you out to the sources (usually medical journals) of my information. In the coming weeks I will also be sending each of you an email containing the latest research and facts on this subject. I used to be adamantly against marijuana. To the point I believed users deserved years in prison. But I am also cursed with multiple medical problems and was FINALLY talked into trying it one day, (After the symptoms of my conditions drove me to attempt suicide) Since trying it I've been able to once again be a productive member of society, holding down a full time job and even starting the process to go back to school. However, the prohibition laws of this state have also destroyed my life. Locking me in jail for using this plant instead of Oxycontin and other dangerous drugs the doctors were trying to shove down my throat. How is this justice? I've never harmed a soul. I am responsible. I keep my use away from children, I dont drive or perform dangerous activities after using the medication. The only danger I pose after using marijuana is to the houses food supply. Something that I think is much better than somone who robs and steals from family and friends (even pharmacies) just to get the next fix from the pain medications their bodies are now physically addicted to. Its sad that we even have to have a discussion about this, but I trust that you are all wise enough and compassionate enough to do the right thing here. For the members of the LDS community I say this: Every bishop I've ever spoken to has said the only thing wrong with marijuana is it breaks mans law. Would the word of wisdom not dictate we use a relatively harmless plant as medicine before we use harmful man made chemicals? Again, if you have any questions at all on this subject feel free to ask, or just do the research yourself. You will see that we have been lied to for years about this substance and its time we finally release the medicine. Thank you for your time.

-Christopher Marshall
West Point, Utah.