Why so much red tape in our lives today?

Why can't governments just let us live our lives without all this interference? Red tape upon red tape.

Editor:

Why can’t governments just let us live our lives without all this interference? Red tape upon red tape.

Marijuana has been growing free for many years. It is a good herb. It helps so many ailments and is very easy to cultivate. The government gets their hands on it and makes it illegal. Why? Because they can. To my knowledge there are no harmful affects, but helps the sick and injured endure their pain and suffering.

My husband Ross can not be helped any more than he is with chemicals, so I want to help him more and obtain medical marijuana. In steps the government and makes it hard on me. I would hate to be facing dementia. It affects every part of our daily life. I wish they could put themselves in his shoes for just one day and see how it feels. Anything longer would be more than they would want to face. The marijuana helps Ross deal with his journey. We are in our 13th year of facing and dealing with his dementia. With many, many more years ahead of him. It could well be another ten years for all anyone knows and I just want him to enjoy what he has left without governments putting up more road blocks for him and us.

The Alzheimers Society turned its back on us because I was too vocal about some of their questionable practices, the government doesn’t want Ross to have any relief from marijuana, and now another form of government wants to strip Ross of his drivers licence. They won’t let him have a road test to demonstrate his driving skills. He has dementia, so take his licence away. It feels like discrimination.

We are all just human beings trying to live our lives. We are not radicals. Some trials and tribulations in this life are good, but jeepers, does every form of government have to jump on us at the same time?

Let us have our ‘pilot project’ for the marijuana, and let Ross show everyone that he is an excellent driver. In complete control of the vehicle when he is behind the wheel. Don’t discriminate!

Lorraine Hubbs, Langley

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