Pubdate: Sat, 04 Oct 1997
Source: Skagit Valley Herald (WA)
Author: James Burke

Once again an opponent of I-685 has given us many facts without a reference
to where they came from.

It is a shame to see a supposedly educated person such as Dr. Baize
(Letters, Sept. 30) fail to fully explain his point.

Please, Dr. Baize, show me where I can research the information you gave to
verify your facts.  You failed to mention all the addictive drugs already
being used by your fellow health care providers.

Do you wish to take these tools away also?  More people die from aspirin
use each year than have ever died from marijuana use.
I think everyone should read President Nixon's report on marijuana done in
1972, which advocated the decriminalization of marijuana and its removal
from Schedule 1 status.

As with any issue, the public should be fully informed, and this can be
done by visiting your local library.  The facts speak for themselves.

James Burke
Olympia, WA