Pubdate: Fri, 30 Aug 2002
Source: Asbury Park Press (NJ)
Copyright: 2002 Asbury Park Press
Author: Jim Miller


When two opposite views are held, it's usually something not easily proven 
either way. If it were, the people that were right would prove their point 
and tell the others to clear out.

Seriously ill patients who say marijuana is good medicine for them have 
wanted the testing that would prove them right for many years. Such testing 
has not been allowed. Politicians who say that medical marijuana is a hoax 
have curiously never called for clinical testing that would prove that 
marijuana is not as effective as medicine. Why would they spend decades 
saying marijuana is not effective medicine when they could have called for 
clinical testing that would prove their point? Logic would say that they 
know they would end up proving the patients' claims instead.

This should be settled once and for all by doing the tests that would prove 
or disprove marijuana's medical efficacy. Dying citizens deserve no less, 
whether people are afraid of the truth about medical marijuana or not. The 
fact that it has gone on this long should be considered a national 

At least we can look forward to the results of the tests being done in 
England. Patients with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis there 
will find relief from their symptoms with a sublingual cannabis spray that 
will be available to them by prescription in about a year and a half.

When did Americans become so afraid of the truth about anything that we 
would have to look to another country for the answer?

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