Pubdate: Sun, 26 Nov 2000
Source: Eugene Weekly (OR)
Copyright: Eugene Weekly 2000.
Author: Allan Erickson


Seven Out of Nine. Thanks for bringing Mendocino County voters' 
passage of Measure G (decriminalizing cannabis possession and 
cultivation of up to 25 female plants) to light in EW (Eugene 
Weekly). There were nine drug/ganja-related issues nationwide and 
seven of them passed.

Consistently, among the states now allowing legal medical cannabis, 
the voters have given pot overwhelming support. In Nevada's re-vote 
(required by their constitution is a second vote to confirm and 
implement citizen initiatives) on medical cannabis, their Question 9 
passed with 69 percent of the vote. Pot it seems is more popular than 
either of the two major presidential candidates (duh).

Let's see, if Al "Bonghit" Gore had said, "I support medical 
marijuana" rather than his lame perpetuation of the "there is no 
proven medical use" shtick, he would have shown me and others among 
the 70 million folks in the U.S., who do or have smoked pot, that he 
deserved our vote. Oh well, sorry Al, don't blame Ralph, blame your 
own lame self.

If EW staffers or readers are interested in the cannabis issue, or 
the war on (some) drugs, I suggest going to on the 
Internet for the world's largest library (almost 50,000 articles 
archived from around the globe) of drug news. Available are links for 
news, facts, organizations, and information on how to get involved in 
stopping the war being waged here at home.

Allan Erickson, Eugene
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