Pubdate: Mon, 25 Nov 2002
Source: Racine Journal Times, The (WI)
Copyright: 2002, The Racine Journal Times
Author: Donald D. Lyons
Bookmark: (Ballot Initiatives)
Bookmark: (Question 9 (NV))
Bookmark: (Walters, John)
Bookmark: (Cannabis)


As often as not, I must say democracy sucks.

Last week's voting of the marijuana reform initiatives were defeated in two 
highly publicized ballots.

I'm sorry for the patients with arthritis and inflammation who need this 
medicine. No thanks to drug czar John Walters scaring voters in Nevada. 
Question Nine was defeated despite heroic efforts of the Marijuana Initiative.

Although they're dominated by strong Republicans and a pack of bald-faced 
lies, four in ten voters are ready to end prohibition on marijuana. A Time 
Magazine poll prompted by the Marijuana Initiative campaign showed that 72 
percent oppose jailing responsible marijuana users.

Donald D. Lyons, Racine 
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