Pubdate: Wed, 5 Dec 2007
Source: State News, The (MI State U, MI Edu)
Copyright: 2007 The State News
Author: Jeff Bissonette


Marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes especially for 
cancer patients. My father was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma 
and passed away in August. The cancer really was not the killer but 
the chemotherapy was. He lost 7 to 8 pounds every treatment because 
he was unable to eat after the chemo.

My mother and I tried everything to get him to eat, but he said 
everything tasted terrible. So I told him he should try smoking some 
marijuana to increase his appetite, and he looked at me like I was 
nuts. But he didn't have much to lose at this point, so he tried it 
and he actually started putting weight back on - but it was too late.

For years, there's been natural drugs to cure us that the good Lord 
put on this planet for a reason, but our government is too caught up 
in the mighty dollar and how they can screw the public. If you want 
to see our trillion-dollar deficit disappear in a three-year-period 
of time, legalize marijuana. If patients get caught selling it, they 
can get such a steep fine they would never do it again. Or better 
yet, take it away from them all together. Our country is in terrible 
trouble financially, and there is no light at the end of the tunnel, 
so legalize it and get the U.S. out of debt.

Jeff Bissonette

MSU staff
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