LETTERS: A better solution for medical marijuana


To the editor:

For those of us who need pain relief, weed is not the answer. Marijuana has two main components: THC and cannabidiol. THC is the psychoactive component, and the cannabidiol component is the true medical marijuana.

If we could educate people about this fact and lead our government to approve cannabidiol, it could be made into a tablet that could be ingested like aspirin. Doing that would diminish the hype and resistance that goes along with the legalization of marijuana.

PHYLLIS COLLINS

LAS VEGAS

Columnist kudos

To the editor:

My compliments on Steve Sebelius’ column (“Two realities, one problem”) and Lawrence Kudlow’s commentary (“Obama continues to send wrong message”), both in the May 4 Review-Journal. I fervently wish more quality thinking, as evidenced in these writings, would be printed more frequently. Both commentaries are right on their respective marks. I hope both got wide readership.

For the life of me, I fail to see why we need writers to spell out the awful truth of President Barack Obama’s philosophy, which is so blatantly obvious to thinking Americans. Then again, maybe we don’t have that many thinking Americans anymore. The latter thought is cynical at best, yet I fear quite accurate.

There is no question President Obama is bent on destroying the U.S. as we know it and as we had every right to expect. We did it to ourselves by voting him in twice, and by voting in like-minded politicians of both parties. Liberals are complicit by their actions and votes; conservatives are complicit as well, trying to get along by going along, ignoring the obvious while demonstrating an unwillingness to take a chance and stand up for intelligent policies.

It is way past time for a major political upheaval in this country. By that, I mean an intellectual awakening throughout the land. We must change the direction of our country. We must establish a pro-growth philosophy at all levels of society. We must get to work now, before it is too late. And it will be too late if we do not elect pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-American representatives and senators in the upcoming midterm elections.

It can be done, but it is going to take a lot of work, at all levels. A good first step is for everyone to read the two commentaries mentioned above. Understand the message. Be motivated by the wisdom and scared to death by the warning.

JOSEPH W. MCLAUGHLIN

LAS VEGAS

Democratic donors

To the editor:

I read with no small amount of cynicism Pam Ford’s letter to the editor (“Billionaires behind the campaign curtain,” April 27 Review-Journal). Ms. Ford cited John L. Smith’s April 6 Review-Journal column (“Searchlight slugger dodges big target”) in writing that there are people in our society who are going to use their money to buy the country, literally. Specifically, the Koch brothers and Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson were noted as examples of those who are trying to get the American people to think a specific way.

Ms. Ford also supports Sen. Harry Reid, who was quoted as saying, “I will do whatever it takes to expose their campaign to rig the political system to benefit the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.”

Of course, Ms. Ford is conveniently forgetting that the other side of the aisle is doing the exact same thing. Ever heard of George Soros? Or Tom Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund manager and Wall Street tycoon who has pledged $100 million to this year’s elections, with opposition to the Keystone pipeline as his litmus test?

Get real, Ms. Ford, Mr. Smith and Sen. Reid. As my mother used to say, “People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”

SUSAN JOOSTBERNS

HENDERSON

 

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