Pubdate: Thu, 02 Sep 2010
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2010 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Robert Galia


Re "The dark side of pot" (Letters, by Connie Neal, Aug.

The writer makes a good point about the relative ease of getting a
medical-cannabis "license to smoke." These recommendation mills give
the movement a bad name. They are making outrageous profits while law
enforcement puts the hammer down on dispensaries that are bending over
backward to follow existing laws and guidelines.

Her declaration that cannabis is addictive is just not true. Also,
association is not causation. Could it be that these "addicts" she
mentions were already prone or pre-disposed to this destructive
behavior? Could they be taking other drugs?

Cannabis is a widely recognized source of relief for a wide assortment
of physical ailments. It should be made available for qualified
patients. Period. And remember, every time someone makes the safer
choice and spends a dollar on some bud, that's one less dollar they
will be spending on synthetic narcotics and alcohol.

I can live with that.

Robert Galia

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