The editorial's statement that our plan would "immediately have given doctors wide latitude to prescribe the drug" is completely wrong. First, nothing would happen immediately because a new oversight board (either quasi-independent or under the auspices of the Department of Health) would set up various parameters for use. Second, any physician who would want to recommend (the use of the word "prescribe" shows the Sun's unfamiliarity with the issue, as no physician can "prescribe" medical marijuana) would first need to be approved by this board and complete a comprehensive training program, and then provide full clinical information about any patient, the reasons for use, response, side-effects, etc. Third, there would not be "wide availability" as stated, but rather carefully monitored use. Further, all the other concerns raised by The Sun are all addressed by strict oversight and tracking, background checks on all involved, and frequent reports. These are detailed in our plan.