Pubdate: Wed, 01 Jul 2009
Source: Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC)
Copyright: 2009 Daily Reflector
Author: Alex Gunter


The medical efficacy of marijuana has been repeatedly established over
the last 30 years with numerous reports and studies done by
governmental, medical and scholarly organizations.

Marijuana is a naturally occurring substance that is far safer than
many of the legal alternatives, having fewer side effects, less
addiction potential and no realistically achievable toxicity level. It
is known to relieve the debilitating nausea, appetite loss and pain
associated with the treatments given to HIV, cancer and Hepatitis C
sufferers, thus enabling them to have increased nutrition, quality of
life and the will to live and continue their treatment. While a doctor
can prescribe cocaine and morphine, terminally ill patients who find
marijuana helps them are forced to get their medication off the
streets and risk incarceration. There are numerous medical
organizations and national periodicals that publicly back the use of
medical marijuana.

Thirteen states have already made its use legal. The information is
out there. Do your research, inform yourself. Please stop wasting our
taxes sending sick people to jail.

Alex Gunter
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