Proposed restrictions on medical marijuana are beyond absurd [Letter]

The lack of coherent rules for access to medical marijuana in Maryland is beyond absurd ("Pot as medicine," Aug. 27).

Medical marijuana has already been successfully implemented in many states across the country. Is Maryland so different that we can't adopt the same policies in use by other states?

While there have been abuses of the system, they are relatively rare and non-threatening.

Extending the logic applied by the Maryland commission on medical marijuana, we should ban swimming pools — responsible for hundreds of injuries and deaths every year — reduce the highway speed limit to 25 mph and make countless other changes to state law.

Obviously, that's not the answer. It's way past time medical marijuana became available by prescription to those who need it.

Steve Raskin, Parkton

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