Pubdate: Thu, 23 May 2002
Source: Appeal-Democrat (CA)
Copyright: 2002 Appeal-Democrat
Author: Gary Storck


I read your May 1, 2002 article, "Sheriff Won't Return Marijuana," with 
interest. Sheriff Virginia Black should know that she is only sworn to 
uphold California law, not federal law, and that the people of California 
legalized the use of medical marijuana in 1996.

Here reference to California Health & Safety code 11362.5, or Prop 215 as 
she called it, as "an ugly thing" demonstrates how out of touch she is with 
the will of the people of California. Depriving sick people of medicine is 
nothing short of cruel and immoral.

Violating a judge's order ought to land Sheriff Black in jail like it would 
any ordinary citizen. Sheriff Black is not above the law.

And come election time, Yuba County voters should select a candidate who 
follows the California State Constitution's mandate to uphold state law.

Gary Storck Madison WI
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