Pubdate: Fri, 13 May 2011
Source: Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO)
Copyright: 2011 The Gazette
Author: Bill Moss


While the May 5 "Our View" covered many important points regarding 
medical marijuana and changing regulations by the federal government, 
it missed one important point. On April 20, 2001 GW Pharmaceutical 
announced the initiation of Phase III clinical trials for Sativex, a 
liquefied form of cannabis sativa. For years FDA said there were no 
medical benefits to marijuana. The pharmaceutical industry is one of 
the biggest contributors to politicians. This just proves that our 
government is run by big corporate money and unelected bureaucrats. 
Our elected officials, state and federal as well as leaders of 
political parties who give us these candidates, are only interested 
in job security and not working for small businesses or votes. 
Otherwise they would put their political careers on the line to 
represent us, per the U.S. Constitution and fight for states rights.

We need to elect honest representatives, if they exist. Colorado 
fights federal health care; why not fight for our medical marijuana industry?

Bill Moss

Colorado Springs
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