Pubdate: Thu, 06 Dec 2001
Source: Vancouver Courier (CN BC)
Copyright: 2001 Vancouver Courier
Author: Debbie Stultz-Giffin


To the editor:

Re: "Bentall money going to fight drug liberalization," Nov. 30.

If Mrs. Bentall is ever blessed with the ravages of cancer, multiple 
sclerosis, AIDS, or any one of the diseases that permit Canadians to apply 
for medical access to marijuana, she might come down off her high horse.

I suspect if she experienced extremely negative side-effects from the many 
legal poisons prescribed to treat the symptoms of these diseases, she'd 
shoot the horse.

Intoxication is not what I seek. Medical marijuana is not a scam.The U.K. 
government sanctioned a study that billed marijuana as a "medical miracle" 
(The Observer, Nov. 3, 2001). Predictions are that it will be a wonder 
drug, ranking with penicillin and aspirin. Eighty per cent of the study's 
participants derived more benefit from marijuana than prescription 
medications. Medical marijuana does work!

If anything is a scam, Mrs. Bentall, it's groups like IDEAS that continue 
to perpetuate anti-medical marijuana deceptions. I know: I'm a medical 
marijuana exemption holder.

Debbie Stultz-Giffin,

Bridgetown, Nova Scotia
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