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MAPTalk-Digest Monday, November 27 2006 Volume 06 : Number 140

001 LTE & comments-- Have at it!
    From: Rick Steeb <>
002 Hempy Thanksgiving
    From: Richard Lake <>
003 CzarWatch: FL: Feds to visit Naples to announce drug-testing grant (Tue
    From: Allan Erickson <>


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Subj: 001 LTE & comments-- Have at it!
From: Rick Steeb <>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 14:25:26 -0800

http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/79109.html

Gone to pot

Re "Spaced out law enforcement,". letter, Nov. 12: I think some pot
advocates have been smoking too much of the stuff because they seem to
have forgotten some important facts.

DEA, a federal agency, is enforcing the law -- federal law.
Unfortunately, in California we have a discrepancy between state and
federal marijuana laws. I wonder if "we, the people of California"
would have voted for Proposition 215 if we knew what we know now; that
the aforementioned rub between state and federal law would cause a
law-enforcement quagmire, that marijuana gardens would pop up in our
neighborhoods, that it would encourage the involvement of organized
crime.

Pot advocates say that Proposition 215 is for those who are seriously
ill, but the truth is that all one needs to get medical marijuana is a
recommendation from a doctor, not an actual medical prescription. From
what I can tell, it doesn't take much to get a doctor's recommendation;
local free publications carry ads for doctors who will write them. To
me, medical marijuana is an absurdity. Maybe we should locate all
dispensaries and marijuana gardens next to people who voted for
Proposition 215. I bet a lot of people would be singing a different
tune.

- - Darcy Jones, Sacramento 

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2 Comments Posted

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rsteeb at 10:29 AM PST Monday, November 20, 2006 wrote:

The federal law is wrong, Darcy!

Cannabis is a "Schedule I" substance under the Controlled Substances
Act, which is the law being "enforced" by DEA. Therein lies the
fundamental problem. Does anyone actually believe Cannabis is more
dangerous than Schedule IV Vallium, Ativan or Xanax, let alone Schedule
II Methamphetamine and Fentanyl? Cannabis is medically beneficial and
is less toxic and addictive than caffeine. It MUST be rescheduled or
removed from CSA "control". Interfering with the legitimate medical
treatment of those who benefit from Cannabis is atrocity; as is
arresting anyone for "illicit flowers" in their possession. 

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ollallie  at 1:20 PM PST Monday, November 20, 2006 wrote:

Recreational or medical use?

I'm glad that you people are finally showing your true colors. If I'm
not mistaken (though it's unclear, given the pothead jargon), you're
saying that you want to legalize marijuana all together. How can you
argue that one should be able to use marijuana recreationally (a.k.a.
to get high) and at the same time say that it should be used as
medicine? You're not allowed to use morphine, vicodin, percocet,
valium, oxycontin (remember Rush Limbaugh?), or even cough syrup to get
high. Is there something really that special about marijuana? Opiates
also come from a plant, my friend, but I don't hear you using that
argument on behalf of morphine. To base your legalization argument on
the claim that marijuana is less dangerous than other drugs is a
logical fallacy. Marijuana still has negative consequences, both for
users and on society. We don't need to legalize another substance that
impairs people's judgment. 

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Subj: 002 Hempy Thanksgiving
From: Richard Lake <>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 17:38:53 -0800

And a Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

My friend Cher who some of you may remember from a conference created 
some what she calls "hempy thanksgiving graphix" which I have placed 
as images here:

Image: http://www.mapinc.org/images/thanksgiving1.jpg

Image: http://www.mapinc.org/images/thanksgiving2.jpg

Image: http://www.mapinc.org/images/maidens_turkey.gif

Feel free to use them, send as you wish to friends, etc. That is what 
they are for.

Or as Peter McWilliams would say, Enjoy!

Richard

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Subj: 003 CzarWatch: FL: Feds to visit Naples to announce drug-testing grant (Tue, 28 Nov)
From: Allan Erickson <>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 07:09:34 -0800

Feds to visit Naples to announce drug-testing grant
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2006/nov/27/ 
feds_visit_naples_announce_drugtesting_grant/?latest

> John Walters, the White House director of national drug control  
> policy, and Deputy Secretary of Education Ray Simon will make the  
> announcement during a news conference Tuesday afternoon at Barron  
> Collier High School.

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