Pubdate: Sat, 10 Jan 2009
Source: Rockford Register Star (IL)
Copyright: 2009 GateHouse Media, Inc.
Author: Dan Linn


Barack Obama has admitted to using cannabis/marijuana, but so did Bill
Clinton -- and cannabis arrest rates rose dramatically under Clinton's

I hope Obama's campaign for change holds true. I hope he does not
follow in Clinton's footsteps and hypocritically continues to arrest
adults who use cannabis responsibly.

Doctors in 13 states can legally recommend cannabis for medical
purposes. In Michigan recently, every single county voted in favor of
medical cannabis.

Obama has said he would not continue to arrest patients in states that
have medical cannabis laws, but he has flip-flopped on whether to
remove penalties for adult cannabis consumption.

In a question-and-answer at, he was asked if would consider
legalizing cannabis. His response was a flat no, without any reason.

Obama should end cannabis prohibition and allow states to tax and
regulate it as they wish.

Dan Linn, Sycamore
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