Pubdate: Sun, 30 Apr 2000
Source: Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2000 The Calgary Sun
Contact:  2615 12 Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 7W9
Fax: (403) 250-4180
Author: Lynn Harichy
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk


RE: "DOPE is for dopes," comment on letter of April 14. Actually, dope
is what our doctors give us. Reefer madness has to stop. Cannabis is a
healing herb. It has been known to shrink tumors. It also has amazing
power for those with multiple sclerosis. I am one of those people. It
is more important that people get the facts about this healing herb
and stop the madness created by uneducated speculation. We should not
be intimidated by people with no real knowledge about this plant. Get
the facts before you continually embarrass yourself.

Lynn Harichy

(We agree there is a place for marijuana as a prescribed drug, but
many want it legalized for recreational use.)
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