Pubdate: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 Source: Metrowest Daily News (MA) Copyright: 2012 MetroWest Daily News Contact: http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/619 Author: Stan White CANNABIS AND HEALTH COLORADO - It's luciferous to deny sick citizens ("Parents, experts worry about young brains on pot," March 4) access to the relatively safe God-given plant (see the first page of the Bible) cannabis (marijuana). Cannabis prohibitionists spend too much time diverting the topic from responsible sick citizens using cannabis without threat of overzealous government discriminating against them to all sorts of unrelated drug use issues which does nothing to address the actual needs of sick citizens. When cannabis is used medicinally, it usually replaces substances which are far more harmful to both sick citizens and the by general population when they are abused. Cannabis has been documented medicinally for thousands of years and the only reason it is currently unavailable is due to lies, half-truths and propaganda emanating from cannabis prohibitionists. Prohibitionists should not be involved between the doctor and patient relationship. It's commendable to keep youth from the plant cannabis but caging sick citizens who use it is the wrong way to do it. STAN WHITE Dillon, Colo. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.