Pubdate: Wed, 12 Aug 2009
Source: Grand Forks Gazette (CN BC)
Copyright: 2009 Sterling Newspapers
Note: The newspaper does not have an active website.
Author: David Janzen

Medical Drugs


Editor, the Gazette:

I have a difficulty understanding the passionate opposition to medical
marijuana in this community.

Do these people also feel the same passionate opposition to the two
most destructive drugs in our society, tobacco and alcohol?

These drugs kill thousands every year, cause the destruction of family
units, and kill hundreds of people on our highways every year.

What is their response to the fact that, according to the American
Medical Association, prescription drugs kill, that's right kill dead,
200,000 people every year?

Deaths from marijuana: zero.  Their passionate opposition seems only
to be directed to medical marijuana.

I wonder what teachings in their life have fostered such a slanted
view of medical marijuana, perhaps their belief system needs

Just because you believe something to be true, that does not make it

David Janzen,
Grand Forks
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