Pubdate: Sun, 27 Sep 2015
Source: Sacramento Bee (CA)
Copyright: 2015 The Sacramento Bee
Author: Mark Collen


The Bee's editorial board has proven it's streetwise, using the slang 
term "weed" in the editorial about cannabis regulation. Maybe the 
next time beer is mentioned in an editorial, the board can substitute 
the word "brewski."

The editorial mentions there is a lack of hard science on cannabis. I 
think the board has been drinking too many brewskis and not doing its 
research. There is definitely scientific evidence demonstrating the 
efficacy of cannabis at relieving symptoms from a number of maladies 
including neuropathic pain. However, the federal government has been 
the biggest obstacle in furthering the science on cannabis. Research 
is happening around the globe, and it is accelerating.

It's important to get the facts straight since there is plenty of 
ignorance to go around.

Mark Collen, Sacramento
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