Pubdate: Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL)
Copyright: 2014 Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Author: Margaret Pasella


I had been somewhat puzzled by the intense opposition to the medical 
marijuana proposition. After all, marijuana is an easily grown, 
natural plant product, provides relief from intense pain and could be 
regulated just as other drugs are. It is already at work in other states.

All of the opposition became more clear when I read of the millions 
of dollars the drug companies have pumped into the campaign to defeat 
the proposition.

At the same time they are proudly announcing the arrival of their new 
"specialty" drugs, which will be available to the public at the 
"mere" cost of (gasp) $3,000 for a month's supply. Do you wonder how 
many Americans could afford to pop a $100 pill every day?

The old adage "Follow the money" surely does explain a lot!

For compassionate reasons, and for common sense, please vote Yes for 
medical marijuana.

Margaret Pasella, Bradenton
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