Letter of the Day: Drug dealers

In the midst of the federal crackdown on our medicinal marijuana industry, a British pharmaceutical company is looking for the go-ahead from the Food and Drug Administration to bring in the marijuana drug called Sativex (“Pot-based medicine seeks OK,” Monday).
This is not synthetic but derived straight from the plant itself. It’s already being used in several prominent European countries, as well as Canada. My question is, what is the difference between our state-regulated growers/dispensaries and this foreign drug? All I see is our federal government taking away local jobs and livelihoods in favor of the multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical industry — and not even an American one.
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