Pubdate: Sat, 25 Dec 2004
Source: Baltimore Sun (MD)
Copyright: 2004 The Baltimore Sun, a Times Mirror Newspaper.
Author: Kathryn Parke
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal)
Note: All were titled Why deny relief to people in pain?

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To deny people suffering from pain and nausea access to a treatment
that would provide relief is simply hateful and foolish.

And in a society in which drugs such as alcohol and nicotine cause
such suffering and, in the case of alcohol, so much antisocial
behavior, to hold marijuana up as some unique danger is almost comical.

When will our nation wake up to the reality of the terrible failure of
the "war on drugs" and realize that the many billions of dollars spent
on policing, jails and "aid" to countries such as Colombia to slow the
influx of drugs to the United States could be better spent?

Better spent on drug treatment to be sure, but also on education,
health care, research on the mechanics of addiction and just about
anything else besides prisons.

Kathryn Parke,

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MAP posted-by: Derek