Pubdate: Fri, 03 Jun 2016
Source: Nelson Mail, The (New Zealand)
Copyright: 2016 Fairfax New Zealand Limited
Author: Sian Jones


I am dumbfounded at the results of the recent medicinal marijuana review.

These politicians should witness first hand-the way this drug can 
ease the pain and suffering of sick people. Whose many uses, only now 
the drug has been legalised in Colorado, can finally be studied. The 
list is seemingly endless. From seizures to skin cancer. No wonder 
the pharmaceutical companies are scared. To use this natural herb for 
relief is only possible with political intervention, but addictive 
opiates and other heavy drugs, which often need further drugs to 
counteract the effects of the first, can be easily prescribed. In the 
US, veterans are committing suicide, often on the opiates they are 
prescribed which arrive without any counselling. Parents have to move 
country or state to relieve the suffering of their children or loved 
ones. Where is the reasoning? It has been used medicinally 
cross-culturally for 5000 years. How much more pain and suffering do 
people have to endure?

How long would you wait if it was your loved one?

Sian Jones

Takaka, June 2
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