Pubdate: Tue, 30 Apr 2002
Source: Abbotsford Times (CN BC)
Copyright: 2002 The Abbotsford Times
Author: Krystle Dakota



This is in response to "Legalizing Marijuana." I'm a 58-year-old 
woman with many health problems.

The drugs the doctor gives me do nothing to ease my pain and 
depression. So I smoke marijuana.

It eases my pain immensely and lifts me out of my despair and depression.

In about 10 minutes I feel like a new person.

I watched a documentary on TV not long ago about the healing effects 
of cannabis.

Some of the people were suffering terrible, unbearable pain and 
agony, which was only relieved by pot.

Some had glaucoma, AIDS, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, Multiple 
Sclerosis, Epilepsy, chronic nausea, severe depression and cancer.

Marijuana is not a drug: It's a plant.

I see nowhere in the Bible that says "Thou shall not smoke plants."

They say that there's a plant or herb on the Earth that can heal 
every kind of sickness or disease. Marijuana is one of them.

Marijuana is medicine and I truly believe that God put it there to heal us.

The government lets us smoke our brains out with cigarettes that 
create sickness and disease and death.

Cannabis relieves sickness and disease and is less harmful that cigarettes.

Then there's booze that they let us have, which makes people 
aggressive and violent. People drink and get into their cars and kill 

Marijuana makes people mellow and calms them. People that smoke pot 
don't want to fight and kill each other.

Take a look back to the '60s and '70s. Hippies never got violent with 
each other: Everything was peace, love and joy.

The majority of people today believe that marijuana is mostly for the 
young or that people who smoke pot are lower-class citizens.

This is far from the truth.

The middle-aged and even the elderly smoke it.

People from all walks of life - doctors, lawyers, teachers, firemen, 
cops, nurses, housewives and a whole lot more - smoke pot.

The problem with a lot of people today is they're stuck in an old 
belief pattern. They're not open to change.

This is your wake-up call. There's major changes going on for 
everyone on the planet.

If you fight the changes, it will be much harder for you.

Hope to see you at the 'Legalize Marijuana' rally at Mill Lake May 4. 
Bring your own joint.

Krystle Dakota
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