Pubdate: Mon, 23 Nov 2015
Source: Mail Tribune, The (Medford, OR)
Copyright: 2015 The Mail Tribune
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Author: David Tourzan


I was shocked to read Medford councilor Daniel Bunn referring to 
medical marijuana users as drug users and that "People are afraid of 
these people, and they should be."

My 73-year-old father uses marijuana-infused tincture to treat his 
tremors, and can now pour my mom tea without fear of scalding her. My 
uncle uses a different tincture to keep him alive during his 
chemotherapy treatment for cancer. My little niece in California uses 
another form to stop her daily seizures that were literally killing 
her. They are not drug users to be feared.

I would encourage Mr. Bunn to meet my dad and the man who grows his 
medicine, and to actually talk to the countless people have been 
helped by this God-given natural plant remedy.

I encourage the people of Medford to help Mr. Bunn find his humanity. 
Stand up for your sovereign right to grow a plant used by humans for 
10,000 years, stand up for sick children and elders, stand up for 
your freedom. Tell Mr. Bunn respectfully, that he does not have to 
fear my 73-year-old father, or my uncle dying of cancer; he only need 
fear his own ignorance and bigotry.

David Tourzan

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