Billionaire Finances Medical Marijuana’s Ballot Initiative in Massachusetts
A planned ballot survey that would make marijuana
’s medicinal utilization legal in Massachusetts is almost entirely financed by a billionaire in Ohio who has supported the same endeavors in other US states.
Peter Lewis, the Progressive Corp’s chairman, gave Committee for Compassionate Medicine a total of $525,000. The total amount that was raised by Committee for Compassionate Medicine as of 2011 is almost $526,167.
The ballot survey of Massachusetts would permit patients with grave medical conditions like multiple sclerosis, AIDS and cancer in order to obtain their doctors’ permission to take marijuana
. The initiative also needs the state of Massachusetts to list almost 35 non-profit medicinal treatment centers all over Massachusetts in order to supply the marijuana
One company representing the Committee for Compassionate Medicine stated that the initiative’s objective is to make sure that patients in Massachusetts have similar approach to the needed medical resources in order to battle the devastating medical conditions that also exist in 16 different states.
With the financial boost of Peter Lewis, the Committee for Compassionate Medicine is eager to persuade voters to support the initiative if it makes the ballot in November.
If the initiative reaches the ballot in November, it isn’t the first-time that the public have made a decision regarding marijuana
’s state law.