Pubdate: Sat, 16 Mar 2002
Source: Halifax Herald (CN NS)
Copyright: 2002 The Halifax Herald Limited
Author: David d'Apollonia


Dear Editor:

Re: "Be careful about medical pot use, MD warns" (March 12).

Dr. Henry Haddad may discover his parochial attitude of "reefer madness" 
has garnered himself an unexpected adversary.

Wasn't it Christ who warned of a particular spiritual disease that afflicts 
many; hypocrisy is it?

He compared this mental disorder to leaven; an agent of spiritual 
fermentation that fills the individual with intoxicating levels of 
self-delusion, fraud and hubris. (Luke 12:1)

Cannabis is safer than aspirin, for God's sake. Recreational use is a form 
of self-medication; whether it relieves stress, depression or plain 
boredom, besides the myriad of other palliative actions documented over the 

For the sake of anyone who may be confused and deluded by the 
misinformation of "leaven-head syndrome," I suggest a dosage of facts and 

Here's a good start: Does the Bible Support the Drug War? by R. Givens;

David d'Apollonia, Dartmouth
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