Pubdate: Tue, 08 Jun 2010
Source: Santa Barbara Independent, The (CA)
Copyright: 2010 The Santa Barbara Independent, Inc.
Author: David Bearman, M.D.


If the medicinal cannabis dispensary detractors are  serious about
protecting our youth and wanting cannabis  to be available for the
thousands of ill and infirm in  this country who benefit from the
medicinal use of  cannabis, they will join the American Academy of
Cannabinoid Medicine (AACM) in insisting that cannabis  be
rescheduled. This will allow commercial greenhouses,  such as the
flower growers in Carpinteria, to produce  medical cannabis and allow
pharmacies to dispense  cannabis as they did from 1854 to 1941.
Further, the  time and energy being used to fight dispensaries would
be put to better use getting an adequately funded  program for
parenting, early intervention, prevention,  and a comprehensive
approach to at-risk youth. If the  anti-dispensary activists can't
support these actions  that will treat this medicine as are other
medicines,  then it's hard to take these critics seriously.

David Bearman, M.D. 
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