Pubdate: Sat, 13 Jul 2013
Source: Hartford Courant (CT)
Copyright: 2013 The Hartford Courant
Author: Henry Noble


Connecticut's "restrictive" medical marijuana program is a failure. 
We have yet to see one patient receive state-authorized marijuana. We 
are still far from anyone receiving a license to grow and distribute marijuana.

The state proudly proclaimed that this would be the most restrictive 
medical marijuana program in the nation, yet if we are to judge the 
program by it success in achieving the goals of distributing the 
medicine, it is an cruel and abject failure that is keeping sick 
people from the medicine they need.

If we were to require that all cancer patients that need opiate-based 
medicine to meet the same restrictive requirement that are mandated 
for medical marijuana, we would be considered cruely indifferent to 
their suffering.

The state's restrictive policies have resulted in a cruel deception 
to the sick and disabled patients who require marijuana.

Henry Noble, Danbury
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