Pubdate: Tue, 28 Sep 2010
Source: Peterborough Examiner, The (CN ON)
Copyright: 2010 Vycki Fleming
Author: Vycki Fleming


Re "Accused has expired medical marijuana card" (Sept.

The quotes from Sgt. Walter DiClemente clearly demonstrate either
ignorance or bias on his part, as I will assume this is not a
reflection of the beliefs of all the officers in this division.

The day Mr. DiClemente can show me where I can go to obtain a
temporary permit for my medicine I will accept his argument that it is
"like a driver's license." The truth is they are nothing the same as
no one will die without the right to drive themselves. They can call
an ambulance, a cab, take a bus or call a friend . . . there are no
other options for medical cannabis.

Is this what the people ever really meant to be done with their tax
dollars? To have police arrest and frighten sick patients with no options?

I think our local force may need some education on the problems faced
by not just medical cannabis patients but that plague their very
existence and have us living in fear and stress each and every day. I
would be only too happy to illuminate this other side.

Huge kudos to reporter Galen Eagle and The Peterborough Examiner for
shining a light on the truth about the failures of our medical program
for access to natural, whole plant medicine in a timely manner.


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