Pubdate: Thu, 19 Oct 2006
Source: Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan (SD)
Copyright: 2006 Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan
Author: Kirk Muse
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal)


I'm writing about Thomas D. Griffith's thoughtful letter: "Medical 
marijuana matters" (Press & Dakotan, Oct. 16).

I'd like to add that I support your medical marijuana amendment. 
However, it should not be necessary. It seems to me that adult 
citizens of a so-called free country should not need permission from 
their government to smoke, swallow, snort or inject any substance 
that they want -- especially in the privacy of their own homes.

If adult citizens are not free to choose for themselves what goes 
into their own bodies -- even in the privacy of their own homes, then 
the word freedom is meaningless, empty and hallow.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Ariz.
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