Pubdate: Thu, 11 Jun 2015
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)
Copyright: 2015 Philadelphia Newspapers Inc
Author: Jennifer Tatta


As a person suffering from fibromyalgia and chronic neuropathy, I was 
disturbed by Ed Gogek's claim that medical marijuana laws are 
unnecessary and harmful, despite all the experience to the contrary 
from around the country ("Medical pot laws harmful, unnecessary," 
June 4). There are 23 states, plus the District of Columbia and Guam, 
with effective medical marijuana laws, which have helped treat and 
comfort suffering patients.

Gogek claims that no medical organizations are pushing for medical 
marijuana; in fact, numerous health groups are vocal proponents of 
regulated medical marijuana. As for the alternative medications Gogek 
mentions, they are more expensive and have been found by many 
patients to be far less effective.

Jennifer Tatta, Greenville
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