Out demons out
In medieval times, evil spirits were blamed for illness. These beliefs resulted in useless treatments that were often worse than the disease. Today, this same irrational mentality demonizes medical marijuana. Marijuana relieves pain and encourages chemotherapy patients to eat. Self-proclaimed moralists and intrusive authoritarians need to abandon their dark age beliefs and recognize that denying relief for the suffering is barbaric and immoral.
[Letter to the Editor - The Detroit News. Submitted 11/29/2010.]