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Editorial stance wrong

Published: Saturday, May 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

After reading the Northwest Herald’s position against medical cannabis, I read the editorial principles stated on its website.

In summary, their principles are integrity, pursuing truth in the public interest, accuracy, fairness and scrutiny without regard to special or personal interest.


Since pursuing truth for the public interest is a stated goal, I recommend the Editorial Board research the benefits of cannabis-based oils for cancer patients. Cannabis oil is ingested orally, so there is no harm to the respiratory system. has many videos about this remarkable medicine.

Jesus commands us to love one another as we love ourself. I know people suffering from cancer who would benefit from cannabis medicine.

Under Illinois law, I could be imprisoned if I provided them this safe, God-given plant. The truth will set us free.

I congratulate Jack Franks, Barbara Wheeler and Mike Tryon for finally voting in favor with the vast majority of Illinoisans on this issue. I am asking others to write to Sen. Pamela Althoff to do the right thing.

Let freedom ring.

Gary Christ

Crystal Lake

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