Pubdate: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 Source: Montana Standard (Butte, MT) Copyright: 2011 Montana Standard Contact: http://www.mtstandard.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/609 Author: Larry C. Gaffaney EDUCATION NEEDED ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL To the legislator who said should we have crack on demand ... As long as you keep it illegal that is exactly what you have. The same with marijuana. If you keep it illegal drug dealers don't ask for Id's. Caregivers ask for the ID's first thing off. No ID no drugs simple as that. To repeal the marijuana act based on false information, and ignorance is counter productive. Obviously, lawmakers have done no self-educating, on the history and failure of prohibition, and the government interest in keeping a $50 billion drug war going to support there so called war on terrorism. Why don't they who voted to repeal the marijuana act realize that the drug war has been going on since Nixon was president? And there are more and better drugs available now than there ever was because it is very profitable for the biggest drug dealer, the United States government. Check it out, the Taliban hated opium (heroin) so Afghanistan didn't have any, we invade and now Afghanistan is producing 80 percent of the world's heroin that eventually makes it to America and Montana. Too bad our legislators don't do some homework before they open their mouths and show their total ignorance. One final note, to go against the will of the people of the state of Montana is unacceptable. I call on the people who use marijuana for pain; don't let uninformed people tell you what you can or can't use to help you with your pain. The medical industry and pharmaceutical companies sure can't help you. I have put my faith in the medical industry for six months and I have more pain now than when I started, plus I'm coming off two morphine addictions. Vote and show up in Helena and stand up for your rights. A very disappointed Montana citizen. Larry C. Gaffaney Deer Lodge - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.