Pubdate: Wed, 26 Aug 1998
Date: 08/26/1998
Source: Orange County Register (CA)
Author: Sharra Goen

I am outraged by Judge Frank F.Fasel's ruling to disallow the use of
Proposition 215 as a part of Marvin Chavez's defense ["The court and
Prop. 215," Opinion, Aug. 17]. There would not even be an Orange
County patient, doctor, nurse, support group if there was no Prop.

Chavez was trying to provide a service to sick and dying people who
need cannabis to relieve their pain and suffering. Most people can
obtain a prescription for medicine and go fill it at a local pharmacy.
You can get a prescription filled with no problem for medications that
if not taken properly could kill you.

However, if you would rather use cannabis, a natural, organic flower
that has never killed anyone, for treatment you can't get it! Well,
unless, of course, you know how to grow it yourself and have a place
to grow it. And even if you can grow it, you still have to wait a
minimum of three months to get the medicine! You could be dead by then.

Sharra Goen