Pubdate: Fri, 07 Apr 2000
Source: Orange County Register (CA)
Copyright: 2000 The Orange County Register
Contact:  P.O. Box 11626, Santa Ana, CA 92711
Fax: (714) 565-3657
Section: Local News,page 8


Britain's Labor government now plans to legalize cannabis(or marijuana)for 
medical uses, according to a March 24 report from Reuters.

The move surprises some, but is said to be a compromise between Mo 
Mowlam,the cabinet minister in charge of anti-drug strategies,who wanted a 
study on full decriminalization of marijuana,and Prime Minister Tony Blair, 
who preferred no change.

Meantime,in California,the people voted for medicalization of marijuana in 
1996 and patients still have trouble getting authorities to recognize their 
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