Pubdate: Fri, 29 Aug 2014
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
Copyright: 2014 Herald and Weekly Times
Author: Sally Mort
Page: 40


HOW is it that the public can buy morphine derivatives over the 
counter at pharmacies, as well as pseudoephedrine, which can be 
converted to methamphetamine, yet an innocent child's cannabis oil, 
which has significantly helped to manage his epilepsy, is taken away? 
My dear friend recently diagnosed with terminal lung cancer could 
also benefit from cannabis oil, yet he cannot purchase this legally.

A 2007 Harvard Medical School study - one of many such trials - 
showed marijuana cut lung cancer tumour growth in half. It is legal 
in some US states.

I am absolutely against recreational drugs, but why can't cannabis 
oil be strictly prescribed by GPs and oncologists, if it saves or 
helps prolong lives?

Sally Mort, Black Rock
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