Pubdate: Fri, 01 Oct 2010
Source: Anniston Star (AL)
Copyright: 2010 Mike Blum
Author: Mike Blum


Re "Anniston man finds one state's medicine is another's illicit drug" 
(News article, Aug. 18):

A man in Alabama was arrested for possession of a prescription drug. It 
shouldn't matter what the drug is. The point is that he had a prescription, 
a written letter of recommendation for a drug given to him by a doctor of 
medicine. Is it up to the state, any state, or court to tell us what we can 
and cannot use for an ailment?

Michael Lapihuska is no danger to himself or any citizen of this state. The 
only victims here are him and the people of this state. All charges should 
be dropped and an apology given to Lapihuska by the courts for his 

It will be said "People of the state of Alabama vs. Michael Lapihuska." 
Well, I am one of the people, and I say let him go and leave the man alone.

Michael Blum

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