Pubdate: Wed, 30 Oct 2002
Source: Pahrump Valley Times (NV)
Copyright: 2002 Pahrump Valley Times
Author: Harry D. Fisher
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)
Bookmark: (Nevadans for Responsible Law 
Bookmark: (Question 9 (NV))


Betty Kruk wrote on 10/16: "If I were on my deathbed, in severe pain, I 
would not want to smoke marijuana to relieve that pain. I would not be so 
selfish as to want something made legal which will cause great harm to 
young people and others who become addicts."

Does she also want to do away with morphine, codeine, Demerol, Fentanyl, 
and all the other legal narcotic analgesics used to alleviate pain caused 
by illness and surgery? After all, some people do get addicted to them, no?

Did Ms. Kruk, "a recovering cancer patient", turn away the painkillers she 
was offered while ill? If she took them, what incredible hypocrisy.

But it comes as no surprise. Hypocrisy, absurdity, and lies are hallmarks 
of the drug war, and especially the marijuana witch hunt.

Vote yes on Question 9 and help end the rotten war on drugs.

Harry D. Fisher

Woodland Hills, Calif.
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