Pubdate: Fri, 13 May 2011 Source: Montreal Gazette (CN QU) Copyright: 2011 Canwest Publishing Inc. Contact: http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/letters.html Website: http://www.montrealgazette.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/274 Author: Russell Barth Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n299/a02.html THE MEDICAL BENEFITS OF POT FAR OUTWEIGH THE DANGERS Re: "Marijuana not harmful? Not true" (Gazette, May 11). My wife and I each use more than nine grams of marijuana every day, and have used over five grams per day for more than five years. Our health has only continued to improve. I freed myself from the wheelchair to which I was tethered for 5 1/2 years, cured my sleep apnea in two weeks, and I am no longer impotent. My wife has been dealing with epilepsy and PTSD, and cannabis is the only thing that makes her life livable. A recent trip to the eye doctor has confirmed that her cannabis use has even improved her eyesight! The science is well-documented and widely available, and the fact of the matter is, even when smoked, the benefits of pot use far outweigh any so-called "dangers." Pot has dozens of proven medical applications, and recent science even shows how marijuana fights cancer. But then, when has the media ever let things like "fact" and "science" get in the way of a good, blustery, anti-pot propaganda piece? Russell Barth Ottawa - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.