Pubdate: Fri, 23 Feb 2001
Source: Ottawa Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2001, Canoe Limited Partnership
Contact:  380 Hunt Club Rd., Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 5H7
Author: Mark Chenier
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk

CORRECT ME if I'm wrong, but I remember reading in a book somewhere that
humans should: Feed the hungry, heal the sick, clothe the naked, help the
lame to walk, and help the blind to see.

With cannabis (marijuana) we can feed the hungry with its seed, which
coincidentally has the best proportion of fatty acids and proteins of any
single source on the planet.

We can heal the sick -- the new medicines developed from the plant show
promise. Clothe the naked with textiles from its fibres. Help the lame to
walk -- just ask health activist Grant Kreiger about his MS. And help the
blind to see; in a word, "glaucoma."

I don't think any government had a hand in writing that book I read it in.
Nor do I think that Health Canada had a hand in the development of the

Mark Chenier

(You've got high hopes, eh?)
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