Pubdate: Mon, 23 Apr 2001
Source: North Shore News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2001 North Shore News
Author: Bob Melamede, Ph.D


Dear Editor:

Unfortunately, people in law enforcement are not trained in science 
and medicine, yet they make believe that they are. Colleen Yea sounds 
as though she was scientifically trained by the American DEA. They 
manage to ignore all the science that does not fit their profitable 
agenda. There is a lot of peer reviewed, good science that 
demonstrates important medicinal properties for cannabinoids that 
include cancer prevention, neuro-protection and pain relief. The 
ludicrous argument that marijuana is made up of hundreds of chemicals 
ignores the fact that so is the food that she eats. Big deal.

Bob Melamede, Ph.D

Assistant Research Professor

Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

University of Vermont
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