Pubdate: Mon, 13 Aug 2001
Source: Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2001 The Calgary Sun
Author: David Handley
Note: Headline by Newshawk, parenthetical remark by Sun editor


RE: Letter of the day from Wanda Johnson (Aug. 9). My sympathies to her on 
her illness, but my frowns to her on her narrow-minded opinion: 
"Personally, I think the patients who will benefit from marijuana if they 
are gravely ill or in their final days..."

I suggest she talks to Grant Krieger or any of the thousands of people 
marijuana has helped to reduce their suffering and improve their quality of 
life, before she invokes the "Reefer Madness Syndrome." Just because she 
didn't know what she was doing, was uninformed and had a bad experience.

David Handley

(Testing and regulation of medical marijuana has a way to go.)
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