Pubdate: Thu, 16 Oct 2003
Source: NOW Magazine (Canada)
Copyright: 2003 NOW Communications Inc.
Author: Damien Marengere


As a patient fighting to get a reliable supply of marijuana, I do not even 
see the point of the struggle any more (NOW, October 9-15). Health Canada 
has once again screwed things up and isn't looking for the best interest of 
the patients. What in god's name was going through the heads of Health 
Canada when they contracted complete dimwits to grow the medicine?

I have a blood disorder called Kasabach-Merritt syndrome that causes me 
serious discomfort and pain. The marijuana is a perfect medicine for me 
since it helps me with the blood clots I get in my knees and back.

If Health Canada is having problems growing the stuff, maybe it should 
contact an online dealer in Canada who provides proper medicine and does 
not screw around like government.

The only problem is that it's a little pricey. But at least it's not poison 
like the stuff our government is giving out. I can't friggin' believe this.

Damien Marengere, Ottawa
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