As a patient and "one of the people who really benefit" from the use of medicinal cannabis, I was really put off by Jim
Turner's letter ("Medical marijuana dispensaries bogus," Herald, Sept. 18). I wonder if he is a registered medical
marijuana patient. If he is not, I very much doubt that he was eagerly shown all the products. No one can even enter
the locked area where these things are displayed without a registry card.
I would like to know on what basis his statement comes that "the majority of the outlet's clients are getting it
strictly for recreational use." From what statistics did he base that statement?
I am currently working with a committee and the City Council, including the city attorney, to draft regulations for
Do a Google search about medicinal marijuana and get educated about the benefits. I think that when the wars and
health care are off the front pages, the crusade Turner wrote of will not likely be against marijuana use in the
United States. This administration has already called off the Drug Enforcement Administration in states that have
passed medical marijuana laws.
If anyone has legitimate concerns, why not contact the city councilors or the mayor?
Sherry Smith, Durango