From Terry Franklin:
Here is a letter I got from Rep Smizik in the (MA) State Legislature. (Trimmed for conciseness). Sounds like pressure is warranted on Sanchez especially, and Fargo as well.
As I have said before, if we can pass this bill through the legislature, it will avoid the necessity of running a Ballot Question next year, and thus freeing up a large amount of Movement donations, which can be better spent on legalization efforts in other states. Keep those letters to your Reps and Senators going out!
Thank you for your support of my bill to establish a medical marijuana program here in Massachsuetts. I have met with dozens of patients whom this bill will help that have encouraged and inspired me to make this bill one of my top priorities this legislative session.
That said, we still have a long way to go and much work to do. Despite the enormous public support (about 81%), the politics of the issue continue to remain an obstacle. It is very important that those in support reach out to Chairman Jeffrey Sanchez and Chairwoman Susan Fargo on the Joint Committee on Public Health to encourage them to report the bill favorably out of their committee.
If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding the bill, please feel free to contact my Staff Director, Amanda Rositano at email@example.com.
Please know I will be doing all I can to move this bill to a vote.
Frank I. Smizik