Pubdate: Thu, 13 Mar 2014
Source: Alberni Valley News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2014 Alberni Valley News
Author: Ryan Chypyha


To the Editor,

I am strongly against removing our Marijuana Medical Access Program. 
I am concerned that the cannabis that will be offered to personal-use 
patients from Health Canada will lack quality, and 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 many more criminal 
organizations. I think also patients may have to rely more on harmful 
treatments, like opiates and other pain medications.

Like most of Tom Fletcher's stereotypical opinion columns, I strongly 
disagree. 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

Merritt, BC
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