Pubdate: Fri, 27 May 2011
Source: Nanaimo Daily News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2011 Jodie Emery
Author: Jodie Emery


Re: 'Marijuana grower worried for future of medicinal pot' ( Daily 
News, May 25)

Gregory Twyman maligned my husband Marc Emery by accusing him of 
being responsible for the large number of people applying to Health 
Canada for medical marijuana licenses.

Twyman doesn't know me or my husband, but is incredibly rude and 
cruel to denigrate Marc, who sits in U.S. federal prison unable to 
defend himself. How is Marc to blame for the huge number of sick and 
dying Canadians who need medical marijuana? That isn't Marc's fault. 
Marc has simply helped patients and improved the system, not hindered it.

I find it shameful that someone who is sick and benefitting from the 
Health Canada medical marijuana program would dare impugn the man who 
led the charge in making medical marijuana seeds and information 
available to patients and Health Canada itself, before there was 
anything else at all.

In addition, Marc helped spearhead and finance the activism that led 
to acceptance and progress in the medical marijuana field here in 
Canada It's that improved access and availability Twyman now enjoys.

Considering all that, I condemn Twyman's ignorance and misinformation 
about my husband. His comments are unacceptable and incorrect, and I 
hope he makes an effort to inform himself about the facts and offer 
an apology for insulting my husband.

Jodie Emery Vancouver
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