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Tolerance seen missing


To the Editor:

Saturday's Medical Marijuana Dinner held in Forest Hall at General Squier Park was just what the doctor ordered. I can't remember having attended a social event quite like it before. Kinda reminded me of Saturday night church suppers when I was little.

There were people of every description in attendance, including someone from each racial and ethnic group. All body types were represented and ages ranged from early 20s to late 70s with a slight preponderance of old fat white guys.

Questions as to the how "medical" is the use of marijuana were answered for anyone there with eyes to see and ears to hear. Almost 10 percent of those in attendance were in wheelchairs (five out of 60) and another 10 to 15 percent were using walkers or canes.

There was a sense of community and universal tolerance that's missing from much of our public discourse lately. It was spiritually refreshing for me and helped to renew my faith in the compassion of others and the wisdom of Mother Nature to have provided us with this marvelous medicinal plant.

Medical marijuana may not be for everyone but for some it is truly a gift from God.

—Mike Waller

Attica


May 26, 2010

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