Pubdate: Wed, 06 Jun 2001
Source: Sun News (SC)
Copyright: 2001 Sun Publishing Co.
Author: Joseph P. Lolli


Legalize This Drug After Court Ruling

It's not very often that I agree with a Democrat, but last month 
Congressman Barney Frank, D-Mass., filed a bill that would change federal 
law to legalize the use of medical marijuana and effectively overturn a 
recent Supreme Court decision.

Frank proposed this bill because, even though eight sovereign states have 
passed laws legalizing the use of medical marijuana, the federal government 
continues to arrest and prosecute cancer, AIDS and glaucoma patients who 
use the drug.

On April 3, Frank introduced H.R. 1344, the "States' Right to Medical 
Marijuana Act." The bill would amend the federal Controlled Substances Act 
to allow physicians to recommend medical marijuana and allow patients to 
use it, without facing federal charges.

Please ask your congressman to co-sponsor H.R.1344.

Joseph P. Lolli
Edisto Island
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