Pubdate: Thu, 26 May 2005
Source: Milpitas Post (CA)
Copyright: 2005 MediaNews Group, Inc
Author: Richard Steeb
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal)
Bookmark: (Cannabis - California)
Bookmark: (Opinion)


Dear Editor,

It would be utterly bizarre to suggest that diabetics travel to
distant and well-scattered pharmacies to fill their insulin
prescriptions. And who would even suggest we might "protect the
children" by sending drinkers 70 miles round-trip to get their case of

It benefits no one to force bona fide cannabis patients to attempt to
grow their own medicine, travel to distant dispensaries, or buy
potentially tainted herb from black-market street dealers.

The Compassionate Use Act was decisively passed nearly nine years ago.
Isn't it about time the city council and other authorities involved
help rather than obstruct would-be providers in serving the legitimate
needs of local patients?

Richard Steeb

San Jose

Editor's note: Milpitas City Council last week denied an emergency
moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries.
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