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NORMAN — Editor, The Transcript:
Regarding your Feb. 27 editorial, while there have been studies showing that marijuana can shrink cancerous tumors, medical marijuana is essentially a palliative drug.
If a doctor recommends marijuana to a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy and it helps them feel better, then it’s working.
In the end, medical marijuana is a quality of life decision best left to patients and their doctors. Drug warriors waging war on non-corporate drugs contend that organic marijuana is not an effective health intervention. Their prescribed intervention for medical marijuana patients is handcuffs, jail cells and criminal records. This heavy-handed approach suggests that drug warriors should not be dictating healthcare decisions.
It’s long past time to let doctors decide what is right for their patients; sick patients should not be jailed for daring to seek relief from marijuana.
MPA policy analyst
Common Sense for Drug Policy
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