Pubdate: Tue, 16 Sep 2008
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel (CA)
Copyright: 2008 Santa Cruz Sentinel
Author: Diana Cohan


Those of you who know me, know that I respect and care for each of
you. This is why I feel I can ask you to be very decent, brave and
consistent on Tuesday evening by unanimously allowing the sick and
dying patient members of Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana to
smoke their medicine in peace at the WAMM Fest. By denying them this
privilege on the chance that someone will smoke recreationally that
day is just like the state taking Lighthouse Field and Its Beach from
us dog lovers because someone might be bitten which has not happened,
by the way. Limiting behaviors and the enjoyment of good people who
are causing no harm because something "might happen" is just not like
you. You are better than that. I learned of the efficacy of medical
marijuana when I was doing AIDS work back when people were dropping
like flies. I worked with John at SCAP to open the house on Delaware
for AIDS patients; and I, who have never smoked anything, am
thoroughly in support of comfort other than Vicodin and Oxycotin or
liquor or cigarettes, which kill more Americans annually than anyone
cares to enumerate.

Diana Cohan

Santa Cruz
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