Pubdate: Thu, 16 May 2013
Source: Chicago Sun-Times (IL)
Copyright: 2013 Sun-Times Media, LLC
Author: Dan Linn


Peter Bensinger's latest letter in the Sun Times echoes the usual 
fear mongering that opponents to medical cannabis have been saying 
for years: Our kids, streets and society will suffer if we allow sick 
people to have legal access to a plant. He and those who share his 
views never talk about how other countries such as Canada and Israel 
have medical cannabis and kids, streets and the social fabric in 
those countries don't seem negatively impacted by it. They also never 
mention that the FDA approves pills that are often recalled and 
according to the Centers for Disease Control are the leading cause of 
overdose deaths in America. Nobody is dying from overdoses from 
cannabis, yet FDA-approved drugs are killing people everyday, and 
those drugs are found in medicine cabinets that kids have easy access to.

Dan Linn, East Village
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