Pubdate: Fri, 01 Jun 2001
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (CA)
Section: Letters To The Editor
Copyright: 2001 San Francisco Chronicle
Author: Ellen Komp


Editor -- So, let me get this straight: Our federal government doesn't 
think it has the authority to regulate the cost of energy, but the U.S. 
Supreme Court has ruled it can impede Californians' right to provide 
medical marijuana to its citizens at any cost.

Now that Canada and England allow government-sanctioned medical marijuana 
farms, and countries all over the world grow industrial hemp, only 
Americans will forfeit the right to produce and market cannabis for both 
medical and industrial uses (which include energy from biomass and seed 
oil). Meanwhile, we pay dearly for the use of all of our natural resources 
and for the imprisonment of the seriously ill. At this rate, our country 
will soon be financially bankrupt. It already is morally so.

Ellen Komp
Mill Valley
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