Pubdate: Wed, 27 Jul 2011
Source: Comox Valley Record (CN BC)
Copyright: 2011 Comox Valley Record
Author: Scott Lyle


Dear editor,

Could someone please explain to me why the RCMP have seen fit to raid
the Compassion Club again?

Is there really anyone in this country who still believes that
marijuana is a deadly drug?

Over 1,800 people died in B.C. last year due to alcohol. Not one died
from marijuana consumption, yet we thrive on alcohol sales. According
to the latest medical studies. marijuana does not cause lung cancer
like cigarettes do, yet we sell and take millions of dollars from
cigarette sales.

Apparently a good chunk of this money goes to continual, wasteful,
court battles that result only in depriving many of the one drug that
supplies some relief for their pain without the devastating
side-effects of steroids or NSAIDS.

Marijuana gave my mother lasting relief from the ravages of
chemotherapy as she fought a losing battle with cancer. Marijuana
reduces my tics from Tourette's Syndrome far better than the
psychotropic drugs the doctors fed me for three years at a cost of
$150 to $300 per month.

It's time we grew up and dumped the ridiculous hysteria of 1930s
reefer madness. Grow up, Canada!

Scott Lyle

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