Pubdate: Mon, 23 Mar 1998
Date: March 23, 1998
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (CA)
Author: Mark Greer

Editor --

San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan is a hero.

His recently announced proposal to have city employees distribute medicinal
marijuana to patients is a creative method of countering the strong-arm
tactics of the federal government, supported by would-be governor Dan
Lungren, to shut down the medical marijuana buyers' clubs. The critical
issue that should outrage every California citizen, and for that matter
every citizen in the country, is that the Feds are telling a state that its
voters don't know what they are doing, that Washington knows better, and
that the initiative process is nothing more than a minor irritation to
these goons.

The initiative process is one of the last bastions of protection against a
control-mad federal government and now even that is being undermined and
disrespected by the looney tunes that refuse to read the scientific
evidence on medicinal marijuana and instead hide behind the ``we're
protecting the kiddies'' deception.

Enough is enough.

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