Pubdate: Wed, 05 Apr 2006
Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Copyright: 2006 Mountain Xpress
Author: Rick Steeb
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal)


In his recent letter ["Making Sense of Medical Marijuana," March 15], 
Bob Niewoehner mentions losing his mother to breast cancer, and he 
despairs at marijuana's medicinal benefits being unjustly withheld.

Put cannabis+tumor into your favorite search engine and ponder: How 
many cancer patients have been sacrificed since 1974 to preserve prohibition?

Reading Mr. Niewoehner's letter brought a tear and reminded me of my 
own mother's tortuous decline and death due to Alzheimer's. She never 
had the benefit of cannabis' potential relief (search cannabis +Alzheimer's).

Cannabis prohibition is of foul root [with] devastating effects -- 
completely without merit. Try these additional search strings if you 
have any doubts: ... "Shafer Commission"; "Francis L. Young."

- -- Rick Steeb

San Jose, CA
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