To the editor:
A few years ago, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Having watched my sister die, as much from the chemo and radiation as from the cancer, I decided to try an alternative remedy. I found out about a cannabis preparation called Rick Simpson oil that claimed to stop cancer. I got certified for medical marijuana and borrowed enough to buy a pound and make the oil – a tedious process. I took the oil, a gram a day for two months, and the prostate-specific antigen numbers went down to a safe level. After repaying the loan, I set up a growing operation to keep myself in cannabis for the maintenance dose and future courses. It’s a lot of work, but it’s keeping me alive and healthy.
This year was an especially tough one, fighting pests and bud rot, but I ended up with six beautiful plants, with nice, fat buds, enough for a good year’s supply of medicine. As they matured, I harvested one plant and part of another. The next day, last Wednesday, when I went to water the plants, I discovered that a section of the hoop house had been sliced and all the plants were gone. My medicine and several months of work had been stolen.
This experience has given me some insight into criminal mentality. It is based on the concept that a person doesn’t care about other people, only what he wants for himself. The drawback to this attitude is that if it is continued, it will rot the soul, and the person will become hollow and ugly.