Pubdate: Tue, 08 Dec 2009
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette (WI)
Copyright: 2009 Green Bay Press-Gazette
Author: Jacquelyn Scott


GREEN BAY - I was deeply troubled by the George Will commentary that
the Press-Gazette chose to publish on Nov. 30. The article,
"Legalizing medical marijuana is destructive," was grossly misleading
and incredibly offensive.

Doctors and physicians prescribe the medication that will be most
beneficial to their patients. Medical marijuana has proven health
benefits; that is why doctors prescribe it. Suggesting that doctors
would prescribe something to their patients that would do anything
less than help them is disgusting.

I find it even more disturbing that the article not only claims that
doctors prescribe medication for a quick buck, but it insinuates the
patients using it will turn to identity theft and methamphetamine use.

This article tries to sidetrack the entire debate. Instead of using
facts, it uses scare tactics. This should be a debate about whether
doctors are allowed to prescribe the medication they see best fit for
their patients.

This is a truly worthwhile debate to be having, and the Green Bay
Press-Gazette should be publishing articles with substance to them.
All articles should be based on research and facts, even in the
opinion section.

Jacquelyn Scott 
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