Father says medical marijuana helps daughter, sheriff's words are playing on emotions (Photo: KUTV)
A Utah sheriff sparked controversy when he wrote a letter calling medical marijuana a farce and a shame.
Weber County Sheriff Terry Thompson wrote the letter from the Utah Sheriff's Association. Thompson wrote that supporting marijuana for medical use sets up loved ones to fall prey to its deadly effects.
A Utah father takes exception to the letter. He said his daughter uses medical marijuana to control her epileptic seizures.
"Medical cannabis has been the reason that my daughter's seizures have dropped from two dozen a day to two or three a day," Doug Rice said.
He said the letter cites false statistics and some claims that have been proven false.
"I feel this is Sheriff Thompson who is trying to play on the emotions of people who look at him as an authority figure and thinking that what he is saying is gospel truth," Rice said.
The Utah Sheriff's Association said the letter was Thompson's way of warning people about medical marijuana.
2News reached out to Thompson for comment but he did not return our phone calls.
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