Pubdate: Fri, 12 May 2000
Date: 05/12/2000
Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin (HI)
Author: Steven T.K. Burke

Governor Cayetano should sign into law the legalization of marijuana
for specific medical purposes. I have seen several of my friends who
are police officers and HPD retirees succumb to various forms of
cancer. It is not a pleasant sight.

Some of them have used these =93herbal=94 products for relief from
nausea, especially after chemotherapy treatment. Some turned to
marijuana after all medically prescribed forms of relief did not work.

Properly prescribed and controlled, medical marijuana gives comfort to
those who need it, especially the terminally ill.

Steven T.K. Burke,
Retiree, Honolulu Police Department,
Pearl City