Pubdate: Tue, 1 May 2007 Source: Whitehorse Star (CN YK) Page: 6 Copyright: 2007 Whitehorse Star Contact: http://www.whitehorsestar.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/1493 Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v07/n492/a03.html Author: Herb Couch BULLYING SICK PEOPLE IS THE WRONG MESSAGE Re: Markup in government dope is 1,500 per cent Marijuana has many beneficial medicinal uses. Medical marijuana patients rely on their medicine to live and have better lives. It is unfortunate that Health Canada feels the need to rip off sick people by charging exorbitant prices for a poor-quality product. That is not the Canadian way of helping others. Instead, our federal government should legalize and regulate marijuana and support local compassion clubs which are able to deliver safe, organic, medicinal marijuana to patients. Someone needs to tell Health Canada that bullying sick people is the wrong message to send to our young people. Herb Couch Western Canada Director, Educators For Sensible Drug Policy Nelson, B.C.