Pubdate: Thu, 23 Sep 1999
Source: Edmonton Sun (Canada)
Copyright: 1999, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Comment: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk


IN REGARD to the Sept. 8 article about Edmonton police Chief John Lindsay
OK'ing marijuana for medical purposes, I find that I strongly agree. Put
yourself in the patient's position.

If you found yourself in severe pain and anxiety, wouldn't you do whatever
it took to relieve your pain? If you were a family member of a cancer
patient who was in terrible pain, wouldn't it hurt you to see them suffer?

That is why I am in favour of the legalization of marijuana for medical
purposes in a controlled environment. I would only be in favour of this act
if there was security so no criminals could get a hold of the marijuana.

The patient should have a prescription from a medical doctor in order to
obtain this narcotic.

Caitlin Forester

(Until there is valid scientific proof of marijuana's medical value, we
remain skeptical.)

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