Letters to the Editor

Vote yes on 2

Those of us in the over-70 age group remember well the indoctrination in our youth of “scary” marijuana and how it would lead to harder drugs. Medical marijuana today is a different story and deserves a “Yes” vote for Amendment 2.

Studies into medical marijuana show real promise to be effective in cases of glaucoma, cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and even cancer — conditions well beyond the initial focus on seizures. Our age group (and older) is the most likely to benefit from approval of this amendment because we’re the most likely candidates to be suffering from those chronic conditions, and we may not choose to depend on toxic pharmaceuticals.

Vote Yes on Amendment 2.

Dr. Greg and Linda Harrison,

South Palm Beach