Pubdate: Wed, 21 Aug 2002
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Page: A12
Copyright: 2002, The Globe and Mail Company
Author: Bob Bisnett


Toronto -- So, Anne McLellan is "uncomfortable" with patients smoking pot 
to ease pain and suffering (Ottawa Shelves Medicinal Pot -- Aug. 20). Ms. 
McLellan seems not to be overly concerned about the discomfort of these 
potential users of pot, however.

Maybe she's right, though. Better to stick with the current legal 
offerings. Stuff like Demerol, codeine and morphine. No dangerous stuff 
there, eh? Imagine if those teenagers who found a stash of morphine pills 
in Nipawin, Sask., had come across a stash of pot? Horrors!
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