Pubdate: Fri, 13 Jul 2001
Source: East Anglian Daily Times (UK)
Copyright: 2001 Eastern Counties Newspapers Group Ltd
Author: Larraine Wilkinson


Sir, Grief. I can hardly believe that I, an utter and complete layman, am 
trying to plead with MPs, doctors and scientists to trust that millions of 
intelligent people are standing by and up for the legalisation of cannabis. 
It isn't without foundation.

I am a 55-year-old grandmother, totally respectable. I smoke cannabis. It 
got me through a bout of depression, I doubt if doctors could in half the time.

It has enabled me to sort out a family feud that was impossible to resolve, 
and it has assisted me in learning to swim, to paint watercolour pictures, 
and has enabled me to view both death and living head on. I will always say 
sorry before having a confrontation.

I would have thought if our scientists were so clever, they would have 
introduced it into our food as they do salt. For heaven's sake please do 
proper tests, and print actual findings, I am sure of the outcome.
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