Letters: Snake oil salesman

Online responses to Ted Dever's letter worth a look

I hope your readers will take a look at the online responses to Mr. Dever’s letter “Pot has no Value” at Sookenewsmirror.com.

The letter reminds me of the hysteria in the  ‘60s, that pot would send us all to purgatory.

I neither condone or condemn the use of it but what bothered me most was the reference to a so-called expert as medical proof of this opinion.

If your readers want to learn more about Dr. Amen, may I suggest reading the article on this link.

http://www.salon.com/2008/05/12/daniel_amen/

His claims are not supported by the medical community, his credentials are questionable and his research has been conducted at his own private facility.

Regardless of what Mr. Dever thinks about using marijuana, using the name of a snake oil salesman to lend legitimacy to that opinion is unsubstantiated.

D. Barratt

Sooke