Source: Anchorage Daily News (AK)
Copyright: 1998 The Anchorage Daily News
Author: Whitney Lard 
Pubdate: Mon, 26 Oct 1998


I have a dear friend who was diagnosed with cancer more than two years ago.
He has just finished six months of chemotherapy. His doctor prescribed meds
to stop the nausea and vomiting. Some of these pills cost $30 each. No one
told him he would exchange the nausea and vomiting for stomach cramps and
diarrhea. By smoking marijuana, he didn't have the nausea, vomiting, cramps
or diarrhea. My friend tried Marinol and likened it to a placebo. A waste
of about $7 a pill. 

Will we forever be stuck in the Dark Ages? Is Wev Shea (Compass, Oct. 12 )
going to start showing the government's propaganda movie "Reefer Madness"?
Medical marijuana is not about greed. It's about not feeling critically
ill, even when you are. 

- - Whitney Lard 
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Checked-by: Richard Lake