Pubdate: Wed, 27 Oct 2004
Source: Willamette Week (OR)
Copyright: 2004 Willamette Week
Author: Leland R. Berger
Cited: Measure 33 ( )


I write regarding your most disappointing decision to endorse a No
vote on Ballot Measure 33 ["Dude, Where's My Ballot?," Oct 13, 2004].

Although you pay lip service to the scientific truth that marijuana is
medicine, you continue to act as though it were somehow appropriate to
deny access to this medicine to patients who live in sparsely
populated counties. You go on to conjure up problems which will either
not come into being, or, if they do, will be handled by the way rural
counties handle other similar obligations--by cooperating with other
sparsely populated counties to provide the state-mandated service.

Not only is marijuana medicine, but patients need and deserve safe
access to the medicine, regardless of where they live. Measure 33
leaves no patient behind, and compassionate Oregonians ought to
disregard your recommendation and vote Yes on 33.

Leland R. Berger

Yes on Measure 33

Northeast 15th Avenue 
- ---
MAP posted-by: Richard Lake