Pubdate: Tue, 8 Mar 2011
Source: Boston Herald (MA)
Copyright: 2011 The Boston Herald, Inc
Author: Karen Hawkes


Proposed medical marijuana legislation will not "lead to greater
access for the average pot smoker," as Herald editors claim
("Reefer madness," March 7). Some say recreational users in
California have increased access to medical marijuana. By including a
restrictive list of conditions and requiring that the state verify the
legitimacy of such recommendations it is doubtful that recreational
users will find more access here. Instead, the system will help people
like me: a middle aged single mom who suffers from the aftereffects of
a stroke and fibromyalgia. As long as a doctor approves, I shouldn't
be forced to look for medicine on the street from criminals

Karen Hawkes, Rowley
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