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Letter: It's inconceivable to refuse cannabis help to kids
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Re "Cannabis isn't medicine," Forum, Nov. 14:

Wow! I'll bet for Halloween this year, you went as an ostrich, Mr. Stock. Your closed-mindedness and refusal to consider actual results with actual children is just astounding. Of course there is much research to be done on the use of non-intoxicating marijuana extracts, which is what is being used in this case, but that doesn't mean we should turn our backs on some of the amazing well-documented results in treating children with seizures.

My God, if we have the opportunity to dramatically improve the lives of these suffering children — and their families, who are also suffering tremendously — it is inconceivable, if not downright immoral, to not provide them this tremendously beneficial relief while the research continues.

Sadly, the only way people such as yourself usually see the reality of such issues is when it unfortunately strikes home. I can virtually guarantee that if, God forbid, your own child was suffering as these innocent children are, you know darn well that you'd do anything to help him or her. Any responsible and loving parent would do so. Heck, I'll bet you'd be first in line.

Time to get your head out of the sand, Chris.

Alan Linett


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