Fletcher, gov’t wrong on pot

Reader strongly against removing medical Marijuana Access Program.

To the Editor,

I am strongly against removing our Marijuana Medical Access Program. I am concerned that the cannabis that will be offered to personal-use patients from Health Canada will lack quality, and will be harder for them to access this medicine.

I am strongly in favour of medical marijuana 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 many more criminal organizations. 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 columns, 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, BC


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