Businesses challenged to back change

A TAMWORTH businesswoman has issued a challenge to other businesses to “spread the gospel” of medical marijuana.

Sharon King from Sharon King Hearing Centres said conversations with Tamworth’s Haslam family and her own research had dramatically altered her views on the push to decriminalise marijuana for the terminally ill.

Mrs King is even poised to rally her patients to the cause by running a full-page article in the clinic’s upcoming newsletter.

She said it was incumbent on all local business owners who believed in a law change to show leadership on the issue.

“Bring the subject up with your employees and clients and encourage them to sign the petition,” Mrs King said.

“Cancer affects everybody in some way and people need to forget about the illegal marijuana side of the debate.

“This is such a simple solution to ease suffering, and frankly I don’t understand what the hold-up is.”

Mrs King said the bulk of her mainly older clientele were also in support of the law change.

To sign the petition, go to dansstory.com.au

PUSHING FOR CHANGE: Sharon King from Sharon King Hearing Centres has urged other local businesses to lobby for the decriminalisation of medical marijuana. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 130514GOD01

PUSHING FOR CHANGE: Sharon King from Sharon King Hearing Centres has urged other local businesses to lobby for the decriminalisation of medical marijuana. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 130514GOD01

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