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SB 2262 testimony needed by Tuesday February 14

RoguePoet

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There is another bill we need testimony for SB2262, and it is due on Tuesday February 14 at 2:45pm.


With thanks to Sandy and Charlie Webb of the MUM Clinic for writing the legislation, and for the talking points below:

Please submit testimony in SUPPORT of SB2262 Relating to Pain Patient's Bill of Rights
You can read the legislation at: Measure Status
To submit testimony go to:
Submit Online Testimony

Enter your name, email address, etc....make sure to enter testifier position "SUPPORT" and either up load your testimony or enter it in the "additional comments" section.

In 2008 the Hawai'i Pain Patient's Bill of Rights passed, in which acute and chronic pain patients are guaranteed the "right to request or reject all treatment modalities." By specifically including the medical use of marijuana in the Patient's Pain Bill of Rights, it confirms a patient's right to choose what works best for them and will help strengthen the medical marijuana program.
Reasons to support SB 2262

1) Chronic pain patients deserve the right to avoid addicting and highly dangerous opioids (like Oxycontin and methadone)that constipate and sedate patients and are responsible for15,000 accidental deaths every year.

2) Chronic pain patients deserve the right to avoid pharmaceutical NSAID's (Non Steroidal Anti Inflamitory Drugs). Many patients are allergic to NSAID's (aspirin, advil, alleve, etc) which can also cause kidney failure and are responsible for 100,000 hospitalizations a year (including 6,000 deaths, mainly from bleeding ulcers).

3) Chronic pain patients who need medical cannabis deserve the same job protection as those patients who are prescribed other controlled substances for their pain.

4) Chronic pain patients who need medical cannabis deserve the same right as patients using other controlled substances to travel within the state with their medication.

5) Chronic pain patients deserve the right to use the safest pain medication known to science: Cannabis.
 
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