by Bob Burrill

I am a Canadian medical marihuana advocate. Osteoarthritis of the cervical spine is my problem. I have constant severe pain from many large bone spurs, compressed discs, and so on. Many narcotic and other types of pain reduction prescriptions have been tried with limited success. I have self-medicated with marihuana for the past 7 or 8 months, under my doctor's care, with great success. My doctor and I have applied to the Canadian government to obtain a written ministerial exemption from prosecution so that I can cultivate and consume marihuana for a medical purpose.

Without medical marihuana, I have no life. I am restricted to bed or the couch and stuck inside the house. Its about time governments and the public alike awakened to the fact that this is not "Cheech and Chong medicine" but one of the safest and user-friendly herbs on the planet. I only wish I had tried it a lot sooner. I can't say enough about the merits and benefits of medical marihuana.