Pubdate: Sat, 28 Jan 2012
Source: Press Democrat, The (Santa Rosa, CA)
Copyright: 2012 The Press Democrat
Author: Sam Garske

Letter of the Day


EDITOR: In the midst of the federal crackdown on our medicinal 
marijuana industry, a British pharmaceutical company is looking for 
the go-ahead from the Food and Drug Administration to bring in the 
marijuana drug called Sativex ("Pot-based medicine seeks OK," Monday).

This is not synthetic but derived straight from the plant itself. 
It's already being used in several prominent European countries, as 
well as Canada. My question is, what is the difference between our 
state-regulated growers/dispensaries and this foreign drug? All I see 
is our federal government taking away local jobs and livelihoods in 
favor of the multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical industry - and not 
even an American one.

The U.S. attorneys claim our local medicinal marijuana industry is 
all for profit and illegal, so what does that make this British 
company? Darn good "drug" dealers, that's what.


Santa Rosa
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