Pubdate: Thu, 10 Aug 2000
Source: Canberra Times (Australia)
Copyright: 2000 Canberra Times
Pubdate: Thu, 10 Aug 2000
Source: Canberra Times (Australia)
Author: Jeff Meyers


THE ITEM about marijuana in the August 6 Sunday Times would be
ludicrous if it weren't written by a doctor who writes a medical
column! Where does this man get his information? Where does this man
practice medicine? And on whom? Everything he wrote has been refuted
over and over again by not only respected medical experts but also
government commissions. Congenital abnormalities? Brain damage? It's
as if his body of knowledge was derived from repeated showings of
"Reefer Madness".

Ironically, his column appeared just a week after a Canadian appeals
court ruled unanimously that Canada's marijuana law was
unconstitutional because it had been imposed in 1923 from "ignorance
and superstition" and "wild and outlandish claims". I suggest that The
Canberra Times find itself another medical columnist, one who actually
knows something.

Ventura, California
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