Pubdate: Thu, 16 Nov 2006
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2006 The Province
Author: Carl Anderson
Bookmark: (Cannabis and Driving)


I am a federal medical-marijuana exemptee.

Five years ago, I was daily taking narcotic drugs like codeine, 
oxycodone, morphine, fentanyl, barbiturates and dopamine.

All were prescribed by a specialist, and all were perfectly legal.

Not once did anyone tell me I should not be driving under the 
influence of these powerful drugs.

Today, I use marijuana, and that's it. Which leads to my question.

Would Canadians rather have me driving around wasted like a heroin 
addict on prescription narcotics or driving under the influence of 
relatively inert cannabis?

I refuse to suffer discrimination for doing something that is 
perfectly legal and is 10 times safer than the alternative.

The only way this government will get any blood from me is if it 
takes it from my cold, dead corpse.

Carl Anderson, Kamloops
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