Pubdate: Thu, 13 Sep 2007
Source: Los Angeles City Beat (CA)
Copyright: 2007 Southland Publishing
Note: Also prints Los Angeles Valley Beat, often with similar 
content, and the same contact information.
Author: Dan Bernath
Cited: (Marijuana Policy Project)
Bookmark: (Cannabis)
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal)
Bookmark: (Opinion)
Bookmark: (Cannabis - California)


Reading about the medical marijuana-themed playing cards my 
organization recently distributed to U.S. Congress members ("Dope 
Dealing," issue of Aug. 29), I realized we could design 20 more decks 
and never run out of arguments for providing safe access to seriously 
ill patients.

Unfortunately, the federal government continues to harass patients 
who use medical marijuana with a doctor's recommendation, even in the 
12 states with laws protecting them. This summer, the Drug 
Enforcement Administration staged armed raids on licensed medical 
marijuana dispensaries in California and Oregon despite the protests 
of local citizens and officials.

Surely federal law enforcement officials have better things to do 
with our tax dollars than bullying cancer patients.

- -- Dan Bernath

Assistant Director of Communications

Marijuana Policy Project

Washington, D.C.
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