Pubdate: Thu, 28 Jun 2007
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2007 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Ralph Givens


Re: "Caught in the middle" (Newslines, by Robert Speer, CN&R, June 21):

The very idea that people are being imprisoned for using marijuana
makes me ashamed to be an American. When I hear that Assistant U.S.
Attorney Samuel Wong is using fraudulent evidence to convict a medical
marijuana user, my disgust becomes complete.

Refusing to recognize the right of California voters to legalize
medical marijuana makes President Bush guilty of lying, because before
he was elected he said, "I believe each state can choose that decision
as they so choose."

What evil has Bryan Epis done by growing and using marijuana? Has he
murdered anyone under the influence? Has he gone on a one-man crime
wave because of smoking pot? Has Epis assaulted, robbed or done any
wrong to his fellow man because of using marijuana?

If Epis has harmed no one, why is he facing [the resumption of] a
10-year prison sentence? Could it be because of the fables, fictions
and false witness marijuana prohibition is based on? It is a sign of
moral bankruptcy to enforce such absurd laws.


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