It’s therapeutic and yet it’s denied us

Dear Editor:
For more than 3,500 years, cannabis has been the most widely used plant for medicine.
Should it be decriminalized, it would replace 20 percent of all pharmaceutical drugs. It has been proven to be therapeutic for anorexia, tumors, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, muscular spasms, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, depression, stress and migraine headaches.
Some of the greatest thinkers today and of yesterday believe that cannabis is the world’s best overall medicine.
In 1988, Judge Francis Young concluded that cannabis is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.
In 1996, more Californians voted for medical cannabis than voted for Bill Clinton.
A CNN Internet Poll shows 96 percent of people “support the use of cannabis for medical purposes”
There are more than 60 therapeutic compounds in cannabis that are healing agents in medical and herbal treatment.
For the majority of people, cannabis has shown hundreds of therapeutic uses with perfect safety scores of illness for over 100 years. The Senate might want to consider the 14 million wasted years in jails and prisons as well as the millions of lives that have been and continue to be ruined because of it!
Thirty million people use cannabis relaxionally and responsibly without one single death from overdose-ever!
Hempseed foods make sure the human body gets enough essential amino acids and fatty acids to build strong immune systems, maintaining good health and vitality.
Cannabis is used in Asian nations as food. Apparently, it makes great oatmeal.
The senate might want to consider this too regarding hunger.
Cannabis is the plant kingdoms richest source of life and in various scholars opinion may well be the cure for cancer and heart disease.
Of the three million edible plants that grow on earth, no other single plant source can compare to the tremendous nutritional value of hemp seed.
It makes me wonder why it doesn’t make people angry that the #1 food of all time for most birds, fish, horses, humans and life in general is illegal to have naturally and healthfully in America.

James Francis Waddleton