Letter Of The Week


Today is a very sad day. As a medical marijuana caregiver, it is
always sad to read in the obituaries that one of your patients has
died from the debilitating effects of cancer.

I watched her struggle with her disease for the better part of a
year. She never complained or showed any sign of ill will toward
anyone. She never complained even when she was so weak that she
could barely walk into our store to purchase the cannabis that
allowed her to combat the constant nausea that she suffered
throughout her illness. She never complained when she read almost
daily in The Billings Gazette that she was being demonized and
accused of criminal behavior. She never spoke an ill word against
those who call themselves “Christians” and systematically try to
repeal the law that allowed her to medicate with cannabis. She
gracefully endured the insulting accusations by the group “Safe
Community, Safe Kids,” who constantly insinuated that her medical
cannabis was somehow harming schoolchildren. This gentle spirit has
gone to a place where she will be judged for her valor and her inner beauty.

It is ironic that in the very same Gazette in which her obituary
appeared, a member of Safe Community, Safe Kids has printed an appeal
to call the governor and urge him to sign the medical marijuana
repeal bill. I am guessing there is a special set of rules for
judging people who are so intolerant, judgmental, uncompassionate and
quick to condemn other members of our community. I hope to witness
the event when those rules are applied.

William Reid


Pubdate: Sat, 16 Apr 2011

Source: Billings Gazette, The (MT)

Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11.n241.a03.html