Pubdate: Sun, 17 Feb 2002
Source: San Jose Mercury News (CA)
Copyright: 2002 San Jose Mercury News
Bookmark: (Cannabis - California)
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal)


ON a day when Americans were put on high alert against terrorism, Asa 
Hutchinson's Drug Enforcement Administration was wasting its resources on 
busting medical marijuana clubs and activists (Page 3B, Feb. 13).

Have the feds been listening to too much of their own advertising, and do 
they actually believe that home-grown pot finances international terrorism? 
Or maybe DEA agents themselves are the terrorists we were warned about.

Let's hope that after his encounter with an angry audience at the 
Commonwealth Club, and with hundreds of protesters outside, Hutchinson 
finally gets the message: You are not wanted here, even by police chiefs 
and district attorneys. You are ignoring the democratic will of the people. 
You are destroying the lives of law-abiding Californians.

Keith Sanders

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