Pubdate: Thu, 26 May 2011 Source: Seattle Times (WA) Copyright: 2011 The Seattle Times Company Contact: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/409 Author: Maryanne deGoede THE TIME HAS COME Thanks for the coverage of the debacle that is being created by failure to act on medical-marijuana reform. It is obvious that the will of the people is being ignored again. As the population ages, we will need dispensaries, growers and laws that provide for and protect those who need pain medication. It is less toxic and less expensive than other pain medications and the time has come to legalize it. In fact, it is overdue. That the federal government can subvert state law and prosecute medical-marijuana providers is indefensible. Please sign the petition, Initiative 1149, wherever you can find it. It is important. Maryanne deGoede, Seattle - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.