Pubdate: Wed, 11 Jun 2003
Source: Sacramento Bee (CA)
Copyright: 2003 The Sacramento Bee
Author: Gerald Klaas


Re "Medicinal pot's leader receives lenient sentence," June 5: Bravo to 
U.S. District Judge Breyer for sentencing medical marijuana activist Ed 
Rosenthal to one day, already served, in county jail, instead of the 60 
years in federal prison that he could have. And bravo to Rosenthal for 
promising to appeal.

Somehow, Breyer managed to see the unreasonableness of sending a man to 
prison for aiding his fellow man. What Breyer didn't see, and I believe the 
U.S. Supreme Court will someday see, is that the Controlled Substances Act 
violates the Ninth and 10th amendments of the Constitution.

- - Gerald Klaas, Sacramento
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