Pubdate: Thu, 03 May 2007
Source: Central Kentucky News Journal (Campbellsville, KY)
Copyright: 2007 Central Kentucky News Journal
Author: Danny Pigman


Since 1996, 12 states have enacted laws to allow patients to use
medical marijuana, even though federal law continues to ban the drug.

Marijuana helps patients with AIDS consume and hold down food. It is a
mood elevator to combat the bouts of depression associated with this
disease. Scientists say an active ingredient found in marijuana, THC,
may help fight lung cancer, the most lethal of all cancers.

Prohibition taught us you cannot legislate morality. We need to move
forward with licensing guidelines for medical marijuana.

Gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith supports the use of this
medicine. How do other candidates feel? Will they avoid the subject?
When will Kentucky legalize its use?

Danny Pigman

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