Pubdate: [Tue, 17 Dec 1996]
Source: Star Ledger (NJ)
Author: Lynn Carol

Finally someone - columnist Sandy Grady - credits the intelligence of the
residents of Arizona and California, who read the ballot materials,
considered the issues and voted to legalize marijuana for medicinal

In arguing that television ads supporting medical marijuana were
"emotional", the Senate Judiciary Committee ignores the fact that virtually
all of the political ads on television were emotional. The one print ad I
saw for Proposition 215 accurately restated what was in the ballot question
and listed endorsements. I knew quite well what I was voting for.

Nevertheless, I do feel bamboozled - by elected officials who are supposed
to respect the Constitution and the will of the people yet simultaneously
attempt to subvert the 10th Amendment and the affirmative vote on two state

Lynn Carol,
San Diego