Pubdate: Fri, 24 Jun 2005
Source: Fort Pierce Tribune (FL)
Copyright: 2005 The E.W. Scripps Co.
Author: Boyd R. Holmes
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal)


This is in regard to Ken Ward's opinion page article, "Pot plan is 
for dopes," which ran in the June 2 issue of the Tribune. Surely Ken 
Ward doesn't believe the mindless drivel he wrote. I imagine the 
Tribune simply had to have someone write an opposing view to Paul 
Armentano's truthful, enlightening article. If Ward actually does 
believe that medical cannabis is just "one big smokescreen put up by 
those who just want to puff pot," then he should tell that to Montel 
Williams, Angel Raich and the thousands of other "dopes" who have 
tried every pharmaceutical drug on the market but can only find 
relief from cannabis.

I have some news for Mr. Ward. Over 80 percent of Americans disagree 
with him on the issue of medical cannabis. He is in the 
ever-shrinking 20 percent of people that are gullible enough to 
believe the government's absurd propaganda. Maybe he should do a 
little honest research before he decides to play with people's lives.

Boyd R. Holmes

Decatur, Ill.
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