Pubdate: Fri, 13 Sep 2002
Source: Sacramento Bee (CA)
Copyright: 2002 The Sacramento Bee
Author: Jean Cowsert


Re "Lockyer assails federal pot operations," Sept. 7: It's about time that 
someone in the California administration sent a fax to the Drug Enforcement 
Administration. I called them to complain of their actions in our state. 
Where are our representatives? I called them too. They're keeping a tally 
as to which issues receive more phone calls -- the bust or going to war 
with Iraq. Is that how our representatives choose which issues to stand 
for? In 1996, 56 percent of Californian voters decided to let patients use 
their medicine. Most people assume that the law honors Proposition 215 when 
just the opposite is true. The clubs being closed now are some of the 
longest running and most compassionate.

We have begged for Lockyer's assistance since he entered office. I am glad 
to hear he sent a fax. I hope his fax gets more than a form letter response 
that most of us peon citizens get. We've been sending faxes and writing 
letters protesting these actions for years.

Lockyer and Sacramento County Sheriff Lou Blanas should be standing between 
the feds and California patients. The sheriff has the power to keep out the 
DEA. Why doesn't he?

- - Jean Cowsert, Galt
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