Pubdate: Thu, 11 Nov 1999
Source: New York Times (NY)
Copyright: 1999 The New York Times Company
Author: George Atterberry
Note: This PUB LTE is in response to our alert at:


Re "Los Angeles Drug Case Bars Medical Marijuana Defense" (news
article, Nov. 7):

The ruling by Judge George H. King of Federal District Court
prohibiting Peter McWilliams and Todd McCormick from citing
Proposition 215, a California measure that allows patients to smoke
marijuana with a doctor's recommendation, in their defense against
charges of illegal drug use goes against the will of the California
voters. I wonder, what will it take for the government to admit it was
wrong and get out of the affairs of the states?

George Atterberry
Oakford, Ill.
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