Legalising concern

 Response to ‘‘Medicinal pot ‘needs more research’’’ (Mercury, June 4). 

Legalising medicinal marijuana use requires not only evidence to support it, but morality according to the dignity of every person.

As a person who has professionally cared for those with terminal illness, I do appreciate the genuine concern by those considering medicinal marijuana in the relief of suffering by those people with terminal cancer and/or motor neurone disease.

Yet, my greatest concern in legalising a dangerous drug even for exceptional ‘‘medical’’ circumstances is that campaigners for decriminalising illegal and dangerous drugs will see this as a positive step for their immoral agenda.

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