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Iowan Quadriplegic Letter to Editor in Ottumwa Courier: “Branstad, Please Use The Heart God Gave You”

From yesterday’s Ottumwa Courier Letter To The Editor:

Maria Smallow: "Please help me, Gov. Branstad, and legalize medical cannabis in Iowa before I get worse and go blind and lose my ability to swallow. I am already a quadriplegic.."

Maria Smallow: “Please help me, Gov. Branstad, and legalize medical cannabis in Iowa before I get worse and go blind and lose my ability to swallow. I am already a quadriplegic..”

“To Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa:

Please use the heart that God gave you. I am a senior citizen who is suffering needlessly because you have outlawed the only substance that can take away my horrible pain and discomfort.

Pharmaceutical narcotics are ineffective for my condition. I have a nerve disease that has no cure. Medical cannabis is the substance that I need.

God created this natural plant. I hope that you are not questioning God’s intelligence.

Medical cannabis is also good for treating cancer, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, insomnia and numerous other conditions. This has all been documented in the British Medical Journal.

Please help me, Gov. Branstad, and legalize medical cannabis in Iowa before I get worse and go blind and lose my ability to swallow. I am already a quadriplegic.”

–Marie Smallow

Fairfield, Iowa

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