Pubdate: Sun, 25 Apr 2010
Source: Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD)
Copyright: 2010 Argus Leader
Author: Kirk E. Muse


I'm writing about Tony Ryan's outstanding opinion  regarding 
legalizing medical marijuana in the April 19  Argus Leader. I'd like 
to add that one of the  medications prescribed by my personal 
physician for my  arthritis pain and inflammation has the rare 
potential  side effect of death. In other words, if I take this 
medication as prescribed, I can die as a result.

On the other hand, marijuana never has been documented  to kill a 
single person in the 5,000-year history of  its use. For me, 
marijuana is the more effective  medication.

If adult citizens opt for the safer and more effective  medication, 
they are subject to arrest and being sent  to jail with violent criminals.

Is something wrong with this situation? I think so.

Shouldn't adult citizens have the freedom to choose  what goes into 
their own bodies in the privacy of their  own homes?

Kirk E. Muse

Mesa, Ariz.
- ---
MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom