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MAPTalk-Digest Tuesday, December 20 2005 Volume 05 : Number 152

001 Counterpunch on Bryan Epis - When Prosecutors Deceive
    From: Allan Erickson <>
002 Here's a GOOD letter
    From: "SHeath(DPF Florida)" <>
003 Re: MAP: Here's a GOOD letter
    From: Rick Steeb <>
004 Re: MAP: Here's a GOOD letter
    From: Mark Greer <>
005 Fwd: [asa-sf] Breaking News: Patients Protest DEA Raid Underway at Comp
    From: Rick Steeb <>


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Subj: 001 Counterpunch on Bryan Epis - When Prosecutors Deceive
From: Allan Erickson <>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 14:00:35 -0800

http://www.counterpunch.org/gardner12172005.html

When Prosecutors Deceive

Did the Feds Frame  Bryan Epis?

By FRED GARDNER

The judge who sentenced Bryan Epis to 10 years in federal prison now 
realizes that Epis was the victim of prosecutorial misconduct, 
according to Brenda Grantland, the lawyer handling Epis's appeal. Epis, 
38, was convicted in 2002 of conspiracy to cultivate more than 1,000 
cannabis plants. He was granted bail in August 2004, after serving more 
than 25 months. The government is intent on sending him back to prison.

- -snip-

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Subj: 002 Here's a GOOD letter
From: "SHeath(DPF Florida)" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 13:26:42 -0500

Here's a just submitted LTE from our most excellent colleague in that SoCal 
- - Harry Fisher.

Harry gets printed every few weeks somewhere from sending out just a 
handful of letters.  The sent below is right in the vein he normally writes 
and demonstrates that one need not be a repository for all kinds of Facts 
and Statistics in order to create a very usuable commentary.

Steve
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From: <>Harry Fisher
To: <
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2005 10:53 AM
Subject: Marijuana and IQ

Editor:

In a letter on 12/15, Dr. William G. Hobbs wrote: "Smoking one joint a day 
for 30 days will lower your IQ consistently."  If we give Hobbs his head 
and assume that smoking one joint a day for an entire year will lower your 
IQ by a single point, then what will 4 joints a day for 30 years do?  It 
must mean that my present IQ is in low flight somewhere between minus 30 
and minus 20.  I suppose I should be glad that I am still capable of 
putting on my pants in the morning, let alone mastering the daunting 
challenge of sending email.  In fact, I must be a medical miracle, the 
fitting counterpoint to Hobbs' medical nonsense.

Harry Fisher
Woodland Hills, CA 91367 

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Subj: 003 Re: MAP: Here's a GOOD letter
From: Rick Steeb <>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 10:39:45 -0800 (PST)

Nice work, Harry!

Still wondering how/why my own LTEs keep going to the bit-bucket.. :(e.g.:

Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 08:35:17 -0800 (PST)
From: Rick Steeb <>
Subject: ANTI-DRUG MESSAGES
To: 
BCC: SentLTE [dnf]
 
Editor, The Brandon Sun
 
As one who has smoked considerably more than "one joint a day" since
the late '60's, I find Dr. Hobbs' letter of 15 December ludicrous.
 
Before ingesting ANY drug, herb or solvent one is well advised to study
the effects thereof.  I did.
 
Before slandering all of us who enjoy cannabis, writers should study
science rather than drug-war propaganda.  I suggest Dr. Hobbs might
start with Google searches of "Francis L. Young" and "Shafer commision"
for his edification.
 
Richard Steeb,
San Jose, California
408.274.0775

- --- "SHeath(DPF Florida)" <> wrote:

> Here's a just submitted LTE from our most excellent colleague 
> in that SoCal 
> - Harry Fisher.
> ...

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Subj: 004 Re: MAP: Here's a GOOD letter
From: Mark Greer <>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 11:20:19 -0800

Anyone who feels their publication rate to be less than they would 
like should try searching the published letters archive
http://www.mapinc.org/lte/
There are thousands of great examples of what gets published.

The Style Guides at
http://www.mapinc.org/resource/
are also very helpful.

Good luck! :-)

At 10:39 AM 12/19/2005, Rick Steeb wrote:
>Nice work, Harry!
>
>Still wondering how/why my own LTEs keep going to the bit-bucket.. :(>e.g.:
>
>Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 08:35:17 -0800 (PST)
>From: Rick Steeb <>
>Subject: ANTI-DRUG MESSAGES
>To: 
>BCC: SentLTE [dnf]
>
>Editor, The Brandon Sun
>
>As one who has smoked considerably more than "one joint a day" since
>the late '60's, I find Dr. Hobbs' letter of 15 December ludicrous.
>
>Before ingesting ANY drug, herb or solvent one is well advised to study
>the effects thereof.  I did.
>
>Before slandering all of us who enjoy cannabis, writers should study
>science rather than drug-war propaganda.  I suggest Dr. Hobbs might
>start with Google searches of "Francis L. Young" and "Shafer commision"
>for his edification.
>
>Richard Steeb,
>San Jose, California
>408.274.0775
>
>--- "SHeath(DPF Florida)" <> wrote:
>
> > Here's a just submitted LTE from our most excellent colleague
> > in that SoCal
> > - Harry Fisher.
> > ...

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Subj: 005 Fwd: [asa-sf] Breaking News: Patients Protest DEA Raid Underway at Compassionate Cannabis Clinic in SF
From: Rick Steeb <>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 11:25:51 -0800

Note: forwarded message attached.

- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Breaking News Advisory: 12/20/2005, 11:15 pm
Contact: Hilary McQuie 510-333-8554

The directors of Hopenet, a San Francisco medical cannabis cooperative, are
currently under detention in an ongoing pre-dawn federal raid on their home
and the cooperative. Steve and Cathy Smith run the highly regarded
1000-member collective, which provides free medicine to over 40 seriously
ill low-income patients on an ongoing basis. DEA officers have reportedly
confiscated 126 starter plants, dried medicine, and computers.

Patients and supporters are gathering outside Hopenet at 223 Ninth st (&
Howard) at this writing, and a press conference is planned for 1 pm,
including speakers from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Hopenet
Cooperative, Americans for Safe Access, and the San Francisco Patients'
Union.

# # # #

Americans for Safe Access
www.SafeAccessNow.org
1322 Webster Street, Suite 208
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-251-1856
Fax: 510-251-2036

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