Pubdate: Sat, 24 Dec 2011 Source: Union, The (Grass Valley, CA) Copyright: 2011 The Union Contact: http://apps.theunion.com/utils/forms/lettertoeditor/ Website: http://www.theunion.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/957 Author: Joanne Crouch Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n668/a04.html GET REAL: MOST JUST WANT TO GET STONED It was very unfair of Bob Thompson to suggest in his letter to the editor that I want to legalize any hard drugs, but not marijuana. I was only saying that marijuana should be no easier to get than any other pain reliever for legitimate users. If I ever need to try it for severe pain, I probably will. But, I will get it from a "real" physician, not from a street corner clinic. And only if it becomes legal for that purpose, which it probably will. After watching a program about marijuana clinics and how they operate in California, I was not at all surprised that the average time evaluating a "patient" was 11 minutes! And, in this undercover operation, no one was turned away without a prescription. Does that sound reasonable to anyone? I have no medical credentials, only common sense! As I've said before, I know many marijuana users and not one of them needs it for pain. I don't believe that it's high and mighty to say that MOST (not all) people ARE using it to get stoned every night. That is a fact. Maybe you need to face reality, Mr. Thompson. Joanne Crouch Penn Valley - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.