Pubdate: Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Source: Vancouver Sun (CN BC)
Copyright: 2014 Sandra Martin Weir
Author: Sandra Martin Weir


Re: Lots of buzz over first pot licences, July 8

There are two distinct types of marijuana. Recreational marijuana
strains are grown to make the user high. Medical marijuana strains, on
the other hand, are grown to manage medical conditions, i. e., pain,
spasticity, inflammation, epilepsy and anorexia. These marijuana
strains are cultivated with differing ratios of cannabinoid and THC
targeted to the specific medical condition.

Much evidence is published in scientific medical studies on the use of
medical marijuana. PubMed posts medical journals online for all to

I am not a recreational user, but having multiple sclerosis I have
been using cannabis tincture nightly for spasticity for eight months.
It has been the single most effective medicine I have been exposed to
since being diagnosed 10 years ago.

I support legalization for recreational use, but let's keep the two
strains straight.

Sandra Martin Weir North Vancouver 
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