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  • I have been using cannabis for medicinal reasons since a major car accident 40-plus years ago. I was told I would not walk again, nor would I see out of my right eye.
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  • I have been using cannabis for medicinal reasons since a major car accident 40-plus years ago. I was told I would not walk again, nor would I see out of my right eye.
    I walk carefully and sometimes with assistance. I am losing my sight in the right eye. Ulnar nerve damage disabled me from driving, hooking a bra, backs of earrings, opening a wine bottle, etc. You get it.
    Every Western pill I have ingested has given me adverse reactions, including severe depression. With cannabis I am able to soften the pain to being able to function in the things I do. Depression becomes nonexistent.
    I am on disability because of all this and honestly, I can't afford for my husband to take off work, drive me to Salem or Portland, stay a night or two and eat out, etc. Come on. This is not unfair only to me but all the patients in Southern Oregon. Even Congress is looking at this unjust system on herb, finally. This will only open the black market that I thought Oregon wanted to avoid. — Tricia Titus, Grants Pass
    In the past few weeks we have seen in the pages of the Mail Tribune two examples of anti-Catholic bigotry based on false information. One is a letter written by a citizen, Dean Leffler, and the other is a cartoon published by this newspaper.
    The Catholic Church did not have a pedophilia problem. According to the John Jay School of Law investigative report, the Catholic Church had a homosexual problem. The seeds of this problem were sown in the 1960s with the onslaught of radical humanistic secularism ("If it feels good, do it!") against traditional virtue and morality, and came to came to fruition in the 1970s and into the 1980s.
    Some clergy, about 3 percent, were influenced by this evil and became predatory homosexuals "hitting on" post-pubescent males.
    The bishops, ill-advisedly, turned to psychology for answers and wound up with the same results as the shrinks used by Elliott Rodgers.
    In 2012 there were fewer than eight cases of credible predatory homosexual cases reported by the Catholic Church out of 40,000 clergy.
    This is a better record certainly than U.N. personnel, public school teachers and the U.S. military.
    In every war, truth is the first victim. So too in the war on morals and traditional values. — Dennis V. Sinclair, Medford
    The creation of the state of "Jefferson" is a Republican attempt at gerrymandering the Senate in the same way they have been gerrymandering the House of Representatives.
    It gives the Republicans two more votes in the Senate. If they pull this off, they can create four or five states out of the Republican state of Texas!
    Do you want to live in America, or in a colony belonging to Saudi Arabia and the rest of the "oil maggots"?
    Reveille! Reveille! Reveille! — Ed Scanlin, Medford
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