Pubdate: Sat, 03 Apr 1999
Date: 04/03/1999
Source: Sacramento Bee (CA)
Author: Janice Bonser

Re "Report: Pot does aid some," March 18: Rep. Bill McCollum points out
that THC is already available in a pill called Marinol. Of course, he doesn't
point out that Marinol is expensive.

Attorney General Bill Lockyer should "try to effectuate the people's
will," as he says. He should intercede in the Kubby case. Also,
Lockyer could tell McCollum that according to the people's will and
Proposition 215, marijuana patients have the right to grow their
medicine for free.

Alcohol Prohibition was ended in part because it was noted that
alcohol has  medicinal as well as industrial uses -- as does
hemp/marijuana. And citizens  are tired of the drive-by shootings and
gang-related violence the war on  alcohol caused. Right now, I'm tired
of all the prisons.

Janice Bonser