Pubdate: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 Source: San Francisco Examiner (CA) Copyright: 2003 San Francisco Examiner Contact: http://www.examiner.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/389 Author: Matthew Hulett Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v03/n479/a10.html ROSENTHAL RAILROADED I AM GLAD Ed Rosenthal may get a new trial (Rosenthal case shakeup, April 1). He was railroaded in the first trial, the whole truth and nothing but the truth was not given to the jury, and justice was not served. Since all of the scholarly evidence in major drug policy works supports medical access to cannabis, it is absurd that this evidence be hidden because Congress, a group of lawyers for the most part, has its head in the sand and denies marijuana has medical utility. Lawyers and congressmen should not be getting between people and their doctors concerning the best route for their health care decisions. Of course, do not be surprised if Judge Breyer finds an excuse to ignore this obvious violation of Mr. Rosenthals rights. People on a witch hunt can find exceptions to any principle that prevents the burning of a witch. Matthew Hulett Brick, N.J.