Pubdate: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 Source: Kelowna Capital News (CN BC) Copyright: 2011, West Partners Publishing Ltd. Contact: http://www.kelownacapnews.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/1294 Author: Dan Cantin Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n490/a01.html POT FUTURE To the Editor: Re: Use of marijuana for its benefits will be a fact in our society in the future, July 29, Capital News Nice one dude, well written. I like how you made references to alcohol in comparison and their detrimental effects. The facts are here now but some people refuse to believe them. I will continue to use and advocate the benefits of the mind and body from cannabis while understanding the healthy balance of medicinal drug use. The establishment will demonize something that you can't patent and can't distribute via the pharmaceutical industry so don't hold your breath. Many people will still be popping legal drugs, getting addicted and having negative health effects unfortunately before cannabis is more accepted for what it is, a natural safe alternative to prescription drugs and a incredibly versatile plant. It has health benefits, it's nutritious and it can be made into pretty much anything. That is why it's illegal. Dan Cantin kelownacapnews.com - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.