Pubdate: Tue, 25 Feb 2014
Source: Merritt Herald (CN BC)
Copyright: 2014 Merritt Herald
Author: Ryan Chypyha


Dear Editor,

Re: Prescription pot pretense ending, B.C. Views, Feb. 13

I am strongly against removing our Marihuana Medical Access Program. I
am concerned that the cannabis that will be offered to personal-use
patients from Health Canada will lack quality and it will be harder
for them to access this medicine. I am strongly in favour of medical
marijuana in Canada as more and more medical studies are proving it to
be effective treatment for many different things.

If the cannabis is harder to access, costs more, or lacks quality
or strain selection, I believe this will enable criminal organizations
more. I also think patients may have to rely more on more harmful
treatments, such as opiates and other pain medications. Like most
of Tom Fletcher's stereotypical opinion articles, I strongly

I hope to see lawyer John Conroy successful in his attempt to force
the government to continue allowing patients to grow their medicine.

Ryan Chypyha

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