Pubdate: Mon, 04 Oct 1999
Date: 10/04/1999
Source: Prince George's Journal (MD)
Author: Gerald M. Sutliff
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The article, ``Some doctors and patients swear by marijuana," The
Prince George's Journal, Sept. 27, ends with, ``Legal or not,
medicinal marijuana users say the drug is easy to get in Maryland.

(Pete) Piringer (a Maryland State Police spokesman) confirmed its
popularity, noting that police make more arrests for marijuana than
for any other drug."

Is it any wonder that the police don't want to give up marijuana's
prohibition, with its safe and easy arrests plus the illusion that
they are maintaining law and order?

Emeryville, Calif.