Letter: Support for medical marijuana growing

Feb. 18, 2014 @ 11:10 PM

Editor,

I found Sunday’s editorial, “Firm in their faith,” informative. According to a recent poll (conducted by MTSU of 600 Tennessee adults), nearly 80 percent of those responding believe that medical marijuana should be legal in the Volunteer State. Although the scripture was not quoted, I suspect the editorial’s title was a reference to Genesis 1:11.

Twenty states have made this herb legal for people with certain medical conditions. It is a shame that our elected officials are stuck in time, unwilling to consider allowing their constituents access to a benign herb that helps with chronic pain and has proven able to reduce or even prevent seizures.

Is it simply ignorance or is it proof that these politicians are in the pocket of Big Pharma?

Charles Clemens

Sevierville