Pubdate: Wed, 12 Mar 2003
Source: Airdrie Echo (CN AB)
Copyright: 2003 Airdrie Echo
Author: Bruce Symington


Dear Editor:

Reading the letter from Brian Lowe in the March 7 edition of the Echo, I 
could not help but contrast his rambling, semi-coherent scribblings with 
the concise, well-written and well-thought-out letter from Alan Randell 
which he denigrates.

The truth is that many of his neighbours come home from work and relax with 
a toke, rather than a drink. Cannabis users cause relatively few problems 
for society or themselves and use the medical facilities no more than 
anyone else.

Mr. Lowe would do well to acquaint himself with the facts before he puts 
his words in the paper.

His ignorance is, sadly, all too common, and so unnecessary in this day and 
age. He could read the excellent book entitled Marijuana Myths Marijuana 
Facts by Lynn Zimmer, Ph.D. and John P. Morgan, M.D. or he could look at 
the Internet site and for 

I urge everyone to do so.

Bruce Symington

  Medicine Hat
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