Pubdate: Mon, 27 Feb 2006
Source: Auburn Journal (CA)
Copyright: 2006 Gold Country Media
Author: Joel Williams
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal)


Touche B.K Stegeman, Your Views, Feb. 19, on the medical marijuana issue.

First of all, the issue of Judge Cashman is much more involved than 
what you hear on The O'Reilly Factor. You have heard piecemeal bits 
of a larger issue and echoed an opinion without truly knowing the facts.

Get your facts straight! The issue has been alleviated with the 
legislature offering rehabilitation along with more incarceration. 
Furthermore Vermont's jurisprudence, or lack there of, has nothing to 
do with the Steve Kubby issue. This is really a California 
constitutional issue with the peripheral issue of citizen oppression. 
Your attempt to vilify me is very revealing.

I find it perplexing that someone from California expounds the 
irreverence of another state. Please allow me to share with you what 
many have been saying for years - don't try to turn Vermon into 
California. But it couldn't be stopped. Some call it progress. Others 
call it treason.

The fact remains, your conservative values cloud your comprehension 
with regard to modern day reefer madness. Herbal medicinal values 
have been practiced for thousands of years. No matter how you twist 
your reasoning, one fact will remain the same: The medical community 
should decide medical issues not the department of public safety.

The people of California have spoken. Are you suggesting the people 
of California do away with their constitutional protection of citizen 
initiatives? It seems you are.

Joel Williams

Poultney, Vt.
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