Pubdate: Thu, 17 Sep 1998
Date: 09/17/1998
Source: Edmonton Sun (Canada)
Author: Kelly T. Conlon
Comment: Parenthetical remarks by the Sun editor, headline by MAP

THANK YOU for bringing a very important issue to the attention of the
public. I want to take this opportunity to remind you that two very
prominent individuals within the Canadian drug reform movement, namely
Lynn Harichy and Grant Kreiger, suffer from multiple sclerosis.

Both of these individuals claim that marijuana provides them with
relief from the symptoms of MS but they are treated as criminals by
our justice system.

Is it any wonder that MS sufferers must turn to black-marketeers for
medicine in light of the callous treatment afforded them by the health
system? Would you want your mother to be treated this way?

Kelly T. Conlon

(The law likely lags behind the public will on this