Pubdate: Sun, 17 Feb 2002
Source: Macon Telegraph (GA)
Copyright: 2002 The Macon Telegraph Publishing Company
Author: Brett Ginsburg
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal)
Bookmark: (Bush, George)


Reference your editorial, "Bush changes course in drug war."

I wish that it were true, but coordinated with the Bush announcement this 
week were a series of pre-dawn raids in which dynamite was used to blow the 
doors off of medical cannabis suppliers in San Francisco and Oakland.

The district attorney and county sheriff in San Francisco rightfully 
denounced the federal action as an affront to the will of the people of 
their state who have overwhelmingly voted to allow such use of the drug.

I have a hard time believing the rhetoric of the current administration 
when they try (with millions of our tax dollars) to persuade us that drug 
users fund terrorists and then bust local marijuana distributors who are 
empowered by the will of the voters in their state. Perhaps the next move 
of our "compassionately conservative" administration will be to make the 
obvious connection between weapon possession and terrorists (most 
terrorists possess a weapon) and move to eliminate domestic possession of 
weapons because of the security hazard.

Brett Ginsburg, Emory University, Atlanta
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