Pubdate: Wed, 13 Sep 2000
Source: San Jose Mercury News (CA)
Copyright: 2000 San Jose Mercury News
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Author: Thomas Wallace


Thank you for your editorial ``Rx: Marijuana'' (Opinion, Sept. 7).  It is every citizens right to consume what they feel is right, provided of course it does no blatant harm to others. Marijuana has proven itself to be a relatively harmless medicinal as well as a benign indulgence -- hardly worth the billions spent locking people away for it.

The Constitution specifically states that laws not covered by it are to be determined by the states -- and that's exactly what California did in 1996 with Proposition 215. When will the federal government concede defeat and listen to the voice of its people?

Thomas Wallace, San Francisco
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