Pubdate: Sun, 23 May 2010
Source: Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2010 The Calgary Sun
Author: Debbie Stultz-Giffin
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.


I hope for Michael Coren's sake ("Why they call it dope," May 15) 
he's never stricken with any of the ailments medical cannabis can 
benefit. I suffer from progressive MS and had severe and long-lasting 
reactions to all drugs prescribed by both my doctors. These 
side-effects would have killed me had I persisted in treating my 
symptoms with pharmaceuticals. Come walk a mile in my shoes Mr. Coren 
(if only I could still walk a mile!) and see if you can still accuse 
critically and chronically ill citizens of being selfish, silly and 
abundantly wrong. Like the governing party, he conveniently dismisses 
real science and spews ideological rhetoric to the detriment of 
suffering Canadians.

Debbie Stultz-Giffin

(Many claim it eases their pain.)
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