Pubdate: Fri,  4 Aug 2000
Source: Denver Post (CO)
Copyright: 2000 The Denver Post
Contact:  1560 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202
Fax: (303) 820.1502
Author: Sheldon Fingerman


A "yes" vote on the medical marijuana initiative goes far beyond 
doctor-patient relationships. It's a vote for states' rights.

While the majority in both the House and Senate keep telling us they want 
to give power back to individual states, they continue to battle every 
state that has tried to reform the prohibition against medical marijuana.

Even more disturbing is the fact that this policy has kept hemp, a 
profitable and extremely useful product, out of the fields of the Colorado 
agricultural community.

The federal government doesn't always know what's best for us. More often, 
it tends to do what's best for itself.

Sheldon Fingerman, Aspen
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