Pubdate: Mon, 27 Jan 2003
Source: Wausau Daily Herald (WI)
Copyright: 2003 Wausau Daily Herald
Author: Joshua Kronmuller


Regarding a Jan. 6 Wausau Daily Herald letter to the editor entitled 
"Marijuana's medical use overstated," I would like to give you my opinion 
on the subject.

I believe that the views expressed by Dr. Vinoo Cameron are not accurate 
and are completely untrue. I'll admit that marijuana use does help glaucoma 
patients, but it's also a proven fact that in most AIDS and cancer 
patients, the medical use of marijuana has helped patients keep their food 
down instead of vomiting. When you use marijuana, it reduces your gag 
reflex. By using marijuana, AIDS and cancer patients are able to keep food 
down and thus are able to live more normal, comfortable lives.

I also disagree that marijuana's medical use is overstated. Let us not 
dismiss this miracle drug that has been naturally put on this earth until 
we fully understand its medical uses. I also think that antimarijuana 
commercials on television are completely false and are a form of false 
advertisement. The people who make the commercials have a point, but they 
should at least properly advertise the effects of marijuana.

Joshua Kronmuller,

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