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Upcoming Press Conference on Wednesday

Press Release from MPP:

Television talk show host Montel Williams, who uses medical marijuana to treat the debilitating pain of multiple sclerosis, will join U.S. Representatives Barney Frank (D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), and Sam Farr (D-CA) at a Capitol Hill press conference on May 4 at 2 p.m. to introduce bipartisan legislation to protect medical marijuana patients from arrest. Also speaking will be Angel Raich, the California medical marijuana patient whose lawsuit seeking protection from federal prosecution could be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this month, and Irvin Rosenfeld, one of seven patients who still receives a monthly supply of medical marijuana from the U.S. government under a program closed to new enrollment in 1992.

After the press conference, Raich will lead a group of patients to visit members of Congress to lobby on behalf of the legislation; a leading opponent of medical marijuana will be presented with a list of patients who have died in the wake of a federal raid on their medical marijuana garden. The press is invited.

Let’s hope the press shows up.

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