Pubdate: Sun, 31 May 1998
Source: Calgary Sun (Canada)
Comment: Parenthetical remarks by the Sun editor : headline by hawk


LIKE LETTER writer Grant Krieger, I also have MS and use marijuana to help
me deal with my illness. I know exactly what Krieger is going through. The
disease we have is devastating. We should have the right to decide the
course of treatment we have. For years, I used the legal drugs and today I
am suffering because of it. Now though, with the help of this remarkable
plant from God, I am a real person again.

I love to be with people and I love to go out walking. I am no longer
afraid that I may urinate, or shake and fall. I spend time with my children
at the park. My life has become valuable again. My depression has reduced.
I am asking everyone to please show compassion and telephone your MP about
this issue. The sooner we get our politicians to work on the issue the
faster our suffering can put their lives back together. We must all make
this an issue in government.

Lynn Harichy

(Pot is already virtually decriminalized for personal use.)

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