Pubdate: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA) Copyright: 2011 Chico Community Publishing, Inc. Contact: http://www.newsreview.com/chico/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/559 Author: Rick Tognoli, Director, Scripts Only Service A SIMPLE PROPOSITION Re "Medi-pot collective charges dropped" (Downstroke, Dec. 8): Good news for Mountainside Collective. [Assistant District Attorney Helen] Harberts states, "The public-safety risk of having a marijuana store has been abated. Justice has been served." If that was their goal, why continue the prosecution? It should always be pointed out these would-be heroes deprived thousands of chronically ill people of their holistic medical choice. A choice we the people voted on and our suppressors tell us we were too stupid to know what we voted for. Proposition 215 was excellent in its simplicity: Create safe, affordable access for chronically ill patients based on what their physicians recommend. The DA and his accomplices in the judiciary routinely ignore and omit that it is to be left to physicians. This is so un-American as to border on dictatorship. I'm disgusted with the whole process. They should be ashamed of themselves. Rick Tognoli Director, Scripts Only Service Chico - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.