Pubdate: Wed, 15 Jun 2005
Source: Sacramento Bee (CA)
Copyright: 2005 The Sacramento Bee
Note: Does not publish letters from outside its circulation area.
Author: Alan Archuleta


Re "U.S. medical pot ban OK'd," June 7: The Bush administration has now 
taken the gloves off in its war on medical marijuana patients. Recently, 
Congress came to a grinding halt to pass a law to "save" the life of just 
one person (Terri Schiavo) who had been in a persistent vegetative state 
for 15 years. The Supreme Court has just ruled that unless Congress changes 
the federal laws against marijuana, the feds can come in the homes of sick 
and dying patients, guns drawn, and take their doctor-recommended medicine 

Nine years ago, hundreds of volunteers, including myself, gathered 
signatures and put California's medical marijuana initiative (Proposition 
215) on the ballot. The voters approved the initiative, and we changed 
California's laws and made history. Nine other states have also voted in 
medical marijuana decriminalization laws.

It's up to every citizen to convince Congress to end this madness now.

- - Alan Archuleta, Davis
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