LETTER: The argument for medical marijuana

RE: Prescription pot pretense ending

I am strongly against removing our Marihuana Medical Access Program. I am concerned that the cannabisĀ  that will be offered to personal-use patients, from Health Canada, will lack quality, and it will be harder for patients to access this medicine. I am strongly in favor for medical marihuana in Canada as more and more medical studies are proving it to be effective treatment for many different things. If the cannabis is harder to access, costs more, or lacks quality or strain selection, I believe this will enable criminal organizations more. I think also patients may have to rely more on harmful treatments, like opiates, and other pain medications. Like most of Tom Fletcher's stereotypical opinion articles, I strongly disagree. I hope to see lawyer John Conroy successful in his attempt to force the government to continue allowing patients to grow their medicine.

Ryan Chypyha

Merritt, B.C.

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