By Marilyn Chase (New York Times) SAN fRANCISCO ~
Thousands of marijuana smokers lit up hand-rolled cigarettes at “A Day on the Grass” here this month, and there was not a single arrest. Crowds of Cleveland youths recently enjoyed a public smoke-in with equal impunity. Marijuana, once largely a private indulgence has gone public. once viewed as a defiant gesture, by young people in revolt lighting up in public today turns few heads. even among the police.
Editor, The Albertan:
As .a parent and mother of six sons, I strongly object to Joe Clark’s canvassing our high schools across the nation, promising our young students that he will decriminalize simple possession of sort drugs if he is the next Prime Minister. (A great vote-getter for this miniature, power-hungry leader). Had Joe also made statements on how he would control its use, one may be able to follow his reasoning, e.g., imposing the death penalty for anyone found guilty of bringing drugs into our country. But then, we must be reminded that little Joe voted (against the wishes of his people) in favor of abolishing capital punishment.
An Elected Representative
of Bow River.
Doctor says marijuana hasn’t helped his patients
TORONTO (CP) –
The chief of medicine at Princess Margaret Hospital says many of his cancer patients have tried smoking marijuana before therapy but found it did not relieve their discomfort. Dr. Daniel Bergsagel said in an interview that a Boston research project has determined marijuana might be useful in treating nausea resulting from some cancer treatment. “Many of my patients read of this and smoked up before chemotherapy. but patients I know were not helped.” he said.