n South African Medical Journal - Time to decriminalise drugs? : correspondence
|Article Title||Time to decriminalise drugs? : correspondence|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Author||J. du T. Zaaijman|
|Publication Date||Oct 2011|
To the Editor: The editorial on the decriminalisation of drugs, and the debate that it sparked off, refer. The potential medically beneficial effects of cannabis were alluded to in the editorial. My personal dealings with a family with a child with Friedreich's ataxia, who has skeletal deformities causing constant severe pain, have convinced me that there is a place for the medicinal use of cannabis. In this case, albeit anecdotal, the only treatment that helps is cannabis.
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