Pubdate: Sun, 14 Dec 2008
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer (MI)
Copyright: 2008 Battle Creek Enquirer
Author: Stan White


As a Christian, who helped pass Proposal 1, I found myself shaking my 
head all through "Legalized marijuana stirs questions, concerns" 
(Dec. 10); it read like the sky was about to fall in. Colorado 
legalized medical cannabis (marijuana) use and it has worked 
properly, protecting sick citizens from confrontation with government.

The questions I have for these skeptical physicians is, if a sick 
person is helped by using cannabis, should they be put in a cage?

Is Dr. Corbett Amburgey certain smoking cannabis long term has been 
associated with the same diseases as cigarette smoking? Cigarettes 
are responsible for over 1,000 deaths daily while there are no dead 
bodies to show cannabis caused a single similar death in over 5,000 
years of documented usage. That's safety on a biblical scale.

Dr. Stephen Smiley's mention of "Good God..." left me disappointed. 
Christ God Our Father, My Father, is less interested in why you would 
not "prescribe" cannabis and more interested in stopping government 
from caging responsible sick citizens who use the God-given plant.

Finally I ask, will the Battle Creek Enquirer also print viewpoints 
from several local physicians who do think cannabis may be better 
than conventional medications in some situations?

Stan White

Dillon, Colo.
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