Legalization Advocate Says Marijuana ‘Literally Saved My Life’

MINNESOTA:  Legalizing marijuana for medical purposes has nothing to do with a liberal agenda, says Kevin “KK” Forss.

“I’m a born-again Christian. I’m a veteran. I’m a Republican,” said the Cloquet man. “It isn’t liberal; it’s about people who are suffering.”

Forss, now 47, never imagined himself as an advocate for legalized marijuana.

The events that changed all that began on May 19, 2004.

Forss, a freelance photographer then living in Virginia, had driven to the Twin Cities to meet with his first book’s publisher.

He stayed in his publisher’s house overnight, and when he woke up “it felt like someone had torn my clavicle completely out of my body,” Forss recounted.

Legalization Advocate Says Marijuana ‘Literally Saved My Life’

MINNESOTA:  Legalizing marijuana for medical purposes has nothing to do with a liberal agenda, says Kevin “KK” Forss.

“I’m a born-again Christian. I’m a veteran. I’m a Republican,” said the Cloquet man. “It isn’t liberal; it’s about people who are suffering.”

Forss, now 47, never imagined himself as an advocate for legalized marijuana.

The events that changed all that began on May 19, 2004.

Forss, a freelance photographer then living in Virginia, had driven to the Twin Cities to meet with his first book’s publisher.

He stayed in his publisher’s house overnight, and when he woke up “it felt like someone had torn my clavicle completely out of my body,” Forss recounted.

Medical Marijuana Bill In Minnesota Part 2

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