Pubdate: Thu, 22 Jan 2009
Source: Alibi (NM)
Copyright: 2009 Weekly Alibi
Author: Ralph Givens


Dear Alibi,

[Re: Neverending Stories, "Local Nurse Brings the Medicinal Cannabis Fight
to the Feds," Jan. 15-21] The continuing denial of marijuana as a medicine
exposes the utter fraud of drug prohibition. No sane person who does not
make a living enforcing drug laws can deny that marijuana has "accepted
medical use." Thousands of people with recommendations from doctors in 12
states is all the proof needed to put the lie to the drug crusader myth that
"marijuana has no medical value."

If the courts read the plain language of the Controlled Substances Act
they must rule that marijuana has accepted medical utility because
doctors, medical researchers and patients say so. No extensive testing
is needed to prove the widespread use of marijuana for medical
purposes when so many doctors and patients are using cannabis for
their medical conditions.

It's time for the feds to get out of medicine.

Ralph Givens

Daly City, Calif.
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