Pubdate: Tue, 18 Aug 2009
Source: Rockford Register Star (IL)
Copyright: 2009 GateHouse Media, Inc.
Author: Dan Linn


The letter by Mr. Holmboe wrote ("Reform is a must," Aug. 11) is
correct that "expensive pills" are the preferred method for many when
it comes to health care and I agree that health care should be getting
cheaper not more expensive with each technological advance.

However, there are people who the pills do not help or sometimes the
side effects are simply worse than the condition and some of these
folks find relief from using cannabis, a plant.

Imagine how cheap health care could be if people could grow their
medicine instead of having to purchase expensive pills to combat the
side effects of the other expensive pills.

Cannabis was one of the most widely prescribed medicines until its
prohibition was enacted in 1937, against the urging of the American
Medical Association.

Until patients are legally allowed to use cannabis though they will be
criminalized for using a cheap and effective form of medicine.

Dan Linn, Sycamore, Illinois Cannabis Patients Association
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