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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Medical Marijuana

To the Editors at Time:

Your articles on medical marijuana made 2 bizarre observations that need to be called into question.

Andrew Ferguson wrote “… what is emerging in many places is a strange, bipolar set of rules: dope is forbidden for everyone but totally O.K. for anyone who is willing to claim a chronic muscle spasm. Does anyone take such farcical distinctions seriously?” How is this any different from the way we treat morphine, Vicodin, or even Sudafed, all of which are “forbidden” unless you have a prescription? The distinction seems to be anything but farcical. Indeed, the farce is in treating it otherwise than rational.

Jeffrey Kluger quoted the DSM’s definition of addiction as “compulsive use of a substance”, which puts pot in the same boat with such dreadful scourges as water and oxygen (tho without the devastating withdrawal symptoms).

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Repeal Prohibition. Again. For all the same reasons.


Blogger Snowbrush said...

I guess Andrew has never known chronic pain or other problems for which marijuana is of benefit, and he therefore is grievously lacking in compassion.

10:53 PM  

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