Pubdate: Sat, 11 Dec 2004
Source: Contra Costa Times (CA)
Copyright: 2004 Knight Ridder
Author: Dennis Myrick
Cited: Raich v. Ashcroft ( )
Bookmark: (Opinion)
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal)


I can't imagine any plant, substance or compound that provides relief
of human pain and suffering being illegal.

Many patients who suffer from life-threatening medical conditions are
forced to seek alternative treatment outside of the United States
because the federal government refuses to acknowledge the medical
benefits of marijuana and other forms of effective treatment.

As a family who has lost a loved one to cancer, ask any oncologist
about the medical benefits of marijuana, and it will be the end of

Shame on the FDA and the federal government for prolonging
unnecessarily human pain and suffering.

I hope the Supreme Court makes the right decision for cancer patients
and their loved ones.

Dennis Myrick

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