I am a former Terrace resident and teacher who takes exception to the
cavalier treat Mr. Larry Tallon has been receiving. Mr. Tallon has a
federal licence to use marijuana for medicinal purposes yet he faces
charges for growing marijuana. Like Mr. Tallon, I am also a government
exemptee. I use the produce for multiple sclerosis.
The lumping together of marijuana with any kind of dangerous drug is
just plain silly. It's a herb, and a product of this earth that makes
people who feel lousy, feel better. It is not some "white powder".
People with AIDS, multiple sclerosis, cancer and all kinds of painful
conditions, find relief in the smoke.
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I applaud Great Britain's recent move to liberalize its marijuana laws.
It's about time someone took action to show the world the benefits from
this benign herb far outweigh any dangers. It's one thing for countries
such as the Netherlands to go legal, but for a major power to do so offers
hope for mankind.
That society misunderstands and is apprehensive of marijuana and the
culture it has already sprouted is understandable, given the proximity to
our neighbours to the south and their demonization of the herb.
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Re: the JUNE 2 letter "Valid questions deserve valid answers."
As a pot dealer, Grant Krieger must be inept. He doesn't own a watch, let
alone a flashy Rolex. He drives beat-up old cars that are usually borrowed,
and he sells his product at a loss!
His drug network consists of 120 (and growing) members who have been
verified by a doctor or registered health practitioner to have the disease
they use alternative medicine for.
As for the second allegation, the writer obviously knows little about the
human body, what a muscle spasm is, or what is meant by the concept of
building up a tolerance. That Grant is able to drive and clocks over
100,000 km a year on average, with no accidents, is a tribute to this
medicine. And his only traffic citations have a "king" at the end of the word.
(The authorities should leave him alone.)