Pubdate: Mon, 13 May 2002
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2002 The Province
Author: John Gordon
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal - Canada)


As a medical marijuana user I was outraged at Health Minister Anne 
McLellan, who said there are too many strains growing in the Flin Flon mine.

I happen to know that medicinal marijuana advocate Steve Tuck provided more 
than $100,000 worth of medical strains from Humbolt, Calif., and turned 
them over to Dr. Smalls and representatives of police. He had them all 
marked according to their qualities and specific to certain illnesses.

This can be verified by B.C. court records. The marijuana plant cannot be 
"standardized" with one specific THC and CBD combination, and it would be a 
shame to do so as people with varying illnesses require various strains.

This first Flin Flon crop now being submitted to scientific "quality 
testing" is going to be wasted and valuable strains and research of Mr. 
Tuck lost.

John Gordon,

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