Pubdate: Sat, 25 Dec 2004
Source: Baltimore Sun (MD)
Copyright: 2004 The Baltimore Sun, a Times Mirror Newspaper.
Contact:  http://www.baltimoresun.com/
Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/37
Author: Mark Owings
Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/mmj.htm (Cannabis - Medicinal)
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INSULTING TO MY INTELLIGENCE

As someone who more than 20 years ago was prescribed THC pills to
reduce the vomiting caused by chemotherapy, I clearly approve of the
use of marijuana under prescription.

But there is an aspect that I have never seen discussed. To be
effective, the pills had to be taken before it could be seen if my
white blood count was high enough for chemotherapy treatment on that
day. Because of this, I twice got the undiluted effect of the THC.

I'd like to know what factors of mind or body chemistry would permit
someone to find that experience desirable, since I found it insulting
to my intelligence.

Mark Owings,

Baltimore
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