Pubdate: Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Source: Packet, The (CN NF)
Copyright: 2017 Transcontinental Media
Author: Lydia Parsons
Page: 7


Medical marijuana/medical cannabis has shown both anecdotal and
clinical evidence that it can be used to manage and or alleviate
symptoms of many illnesses, such as neuropathic pain, arthritis pain,
multiple sclerosis, HIV, bone or inflammatory cancer pain,
fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease, colitis, anxiety, post-traumatic
stress, insomnia and headaches. There are others.

There should be no problem with this as long as its use is managed by
your doctor or pharmacist.

Now, recreational marijuana could certainly create problems,
especially when people are permitted to smoke it. The smoke will
bother other human beings, especially the elderly and people with
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or any respiratory disease, and
heart disease patients. Recreational purposes are just a means for
people to have a high.

There will be more crime and loss of life if this is legalized. It
should not be OK for the government to OK this problem, and not in
workplaces either.

Lydia Parsons

St. John's
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