Pubdate: Wed, 21 Apr 2010
Source: Appeal-Democrat (Marysville, CA)
Copyright: 2010 Appeal-Democrat
Author: Michael Severn


Am I alone in wondering how those whom we chose to  represent us have 
instead elected to disregard the  medical suffering of many of their 
constituents? I know  of many in our community whose lives have been 
living  hells because of their medical conditions ... and many  of 
those same people have had the quality of their  lives vastly 
improved by the use of marijuana. Why  should we force these people 
to go to another county,  or worse yet be crimnalized in the county 
in which they  reside and pay taxes?

I am sure all of us citizens don't want to pay taxes,  so with those 
Sutter County officials' logic they  should also vote to eliminate 
taxes. They say they are  concerned over people abusing the law - I 
say they are  abusing our taxes. I grew up in the 1960 and 1970s, 
when the establishment screamed loudly about the evils  of marijuana 
and the road to hell it would eventually  lead users down. We knew it 
was stupid then and it is  considerably more ignorant now. I say, 
give the people  what they legally voted into law 14 years ago. And 
to Stan Cleveland who voted to approve the medical  marijuana ID, I 
say thank you.

Michael Severn

Yuba City
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