Pubdate: Sun, 25 Nov 2001
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2001, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Debbie Stultz-Giffin
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk

RE: EDITORIAL comment attached to Matthew Elrod's Nov. 18 letter to the 
editor that said it is better to buy a flashlight than inhale candle smoke. 
Pharmaceuticals are no more than legal poisons to many of Canada's dying 
and chronically ill. I have been granted a legal exemption to use medicinal 
marijuana to treat the unrelenting symptoms of progressive Multiple 
Sclerosis. Marijauna allows me the human dignity, and quality of life, 
taken from me by the use of pharmaceuticals. Given my choice, I'll keep my 
non-toxic candle, smoke included, thanks! The flashlight's all yours.

Debbie Stultz-Giffin

Bridgetown, N.S.

(The pro-pot crowd is persistent.) 
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