Pubdate: Thu, 10 Mar 2011
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2011 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Robert Galia


Re: "Marijuana: two views" (Letters, March 3):

With the mountain of empirical and anecdotal evidence before us, Mr. 
Canzoneri's audacious claim that cannabis has no medicinal value is 
absolutely insane. This kind of attitude is the direct result of the 
anti-cannabis smear campaign that was started back in the 1930s.

For the last year I have worked at a medi-pot dispensary and have 
seen over 2,000 patients. These people have no reason to lie as we 
interview them about what ails them and how cannabis helps relieve, 
prevent, and in many cases cure their ailments. Knowing how much we 
help people relieve their pain, help them sleep, and help them find 
an alternative to dangerous and addictive synthetic narcotics is what 
inspires us to open our doors every day, even in the face of constant 
law-enforcement harassment.

Cannabis may smell, but it is not evil. Please get educated and drop 
the cannabis-is-evil myth.

Robert Galia

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