Pubdate: Fri, 26 Aug 2016
Source: Sacramento Bee (CA)
Copyright: 2016 The Sacramento Bee
Author: Jeff Ball


Re "Regulate potency in pot before legalizing it" (Forum, Aug. 21): 
Any attempt to regulate the potency - the THC level - of cannabis 
will just keep the black market thriving and the drug cartels 
profiting. Environmental disasters due to rogue growers will not be curtailed.

The author says he researched his story, but he compares cannabis to 
alcohol and opiates? Marijuana is nowhere near as addicting, and no 
one has ever died from excessive cannabis intake.

Decades of research point to a variety of medical uses for this 
unique compound, including pain relief, relief from PTSD, nausea and 
vomiting, as well as appetite stimulation, and benefits for asthma, 
glaucoma and as a sleep aid. The much revered Rick Simpson Oil used 
as a cure for cancer contains a high level of THC.

I do agree with Sam Quinones that "legalizing marijuana needs to 
happen," but not with his concept of regulating the THC level.

Jeff Ball, Sacramento
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