Our View: Medical Marijuana, Yes or No? 

  Our View: Medical Marijuana, Yes or No? 

Posted by CN Staff on March 08, 2009 at 20:43:03 PT
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune  

California -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's recent announcement that the Obama administration will let states enforce their own laws on medical marijuana means Californians can finally buy and sell prescription pot without fear of federal raids. But tension remains over medical marijuana dispensaries and drug laws. In fact, many local cities have outright banned the dispensaries, wanting no part of the dispute.
Californians in 1996 overwhelmingly supported legalizing marijuana for medical patients, but did voters anticipate toking for headaches or anxiety? Throw in the proposed legislation by a San Francisco assemblyman to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana, and it seems clear there's a movement toward leniency. What's your take on the change in policy toward marijuana use in California? And where do you see it heading? Will the end of federal raids allow scofflaw dispensaries to flourish? Or will law-abiding, ill patients be able to seek relief without fear or hassle? Would you support a medical marijuana dispensary in your city? Send your responses to: letters.wdn (Whittier Daily News); (Pasadena Star-News); or letters.tribune (San Gabriel Valley Tribune). Like any "Your View" letter, your letter must include your full name, the community or city in which you live and a daytime phone number. We'll print as many as we can in the respective "Your View" sections. And as always, happy opinionating. Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune (CA)Published: March 8, 2009Copyright: 2009 San Gabriel Valley TribuneContact: letters.tribune sgvn.comWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives

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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on March 09, 2009 at 06:42:24 PT
Meet Marijuana Pepsi Sawyer 
Meet Marijuana Pepsi Sawyer By JIM STINGL 
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
BELOIT, Wis. (AP) -- Police years ago pulled over a young woman who rushed through an amber traffic light. "I'm about to arrest this person right now," the irritated officer radioed to a dispatcher. "She's telling me her name is Marijuana Pepsi Jackson."It's the truth. Marijuana and Pepsi are her legal first and middle names, and the Beloit woman embraces them as a symbol of her struggle to succeed and to help other children overcome obstacles.No Mary or Mary Jane or Mary Wanda for her. It's Marijuana, thank you, she's told bosses, co-workers and friends over the years, and even wore it on nametags at work. 
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