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Mr. Marquis is not fairly evaluating the other side of the argument. After trying many, many prescriptions for combating daily vomiting related to pancreatic cancer, my mother finally tried Marinol (medicinal marijuana) which stopped the vomiting. At one point, the insurance company denied coverage for the drug, so I put the $1,000+ prescription bill on my credit card so she wouldn't throw up every few hours. At another point, the pharmacist said the FDA tightly controlled production of Marinol, so we may not even be able to get it the next time I tried to fill the prescription. I have never done any type of drug in my life, but you can bet your life I would have gone into a dark alley at 3:00 a.m. to find some marijuana for my mother if that is what we needed to do. Would it have been more convenient to visit a dispensary? You bet. Doctors currently write all sorts of unnecessary prescriptions, put able-bodied people on disability, etc. I think medical marijuana is the least of our worries as a society.
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