Pubdate: Tue,  1 Jan 2002
Source: San Francisco Examiner (CA)
Copyright: 2001 San Francisco Examiner
Author: Dave Michon
Bookmark: (Treatment)


I'm sick of reading comments from marijuana users, such as letter writer
Chris Kindig, who are in such a hurry to see users and addicts of other
drugs hauled off to the stalag as long as they are left alone ("Focus on
real crime and leave pot users alone," Examiner letters, Dec. 27).

Addiction is a serious medical issue and addicts are no more deserving of
the cage than are medical-marijuana users. The "Take them but leave me
alone!" whining converts no prohibition zealots and feeds into their ad
hominem arguments.

Addicts need medical maintenance just as much as anyone needs medical
marijuana and, I submit, the need is far more acute.

Dave Michon

Eau Claire, Wis.
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