Monday, May 14, 2007

Let Doctors Treat Their Patients

Anna Alldredge is a member of Alabamians for Compassionate Care and her letter was published in today's Birmingnham News. Way to go Anna!!!

Let doctors treat their patients:
I write in response to the patient for whom the only effective seizure prevention is cannabis. How did we come to demonize a plant?

We trust a doctor to prescribe morphine but not marijuana. This is ridiculous and represents special interests at work. The drug, liquor and tobacco interests lobbied the government to call their substances OK (which they are not) and cannabis to be evil and destructive.

And then there is the issue of job security for drug interdiction workers at all levels.

It is high time we let doctors treat these pitiful people without government interference.

Anna Alldredge

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