Pot a lifeline for some ailing Canadian war veterans

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Originally posted in The Toronto Star by Allan Woods

It took six deaths on Easter Sunday, 2007, for Noah Starr’s life to unravel.

It would take five years, thousands of pills, lost relationships and the discovery of medical marijuana before he won back some semblance of control.

“People call marijuana a gateway drug and it absolutely is. It’s been the gateway to my recovery,” said the former Canadian Armed Forces combat engineer from Fredericton, N.B.


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