I found your (Jan. 15) editorial on marijuana completely close-minded
When will we admit alcohol and cigarettes open up the flood gates for
experimentation with harmful and illegal drugs.
You believe there are safer drugs available for people that suffer
from debilitating health problems. Can you name a few of these wonder drugs?
Conventional medicines such as oxycontin, morphine, dilaudid, ect.
are only marginally effective at relieving severe chronic pain.
Marijuana has been proven to give significant relief for the same
ailments. All of the drugs used to combat pain can be habit-forming,
over-perscribed, misused, sold to addicts and even make their way
into our schools. People that truly need relief from severe chronic
pain and ailments typically dislike using these same drugs, but they
have no choice.
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