Source: Orange County Register 
Pubdate: Fri, 09 Jan 1998 


In 1996,Proposition 215 was approved by Californians.So why is the
distribution of marijuana for medical purposes still looked upon suspiciously?

Terminally ill children receive a temporary escape from their pain and
suffering from the generous acts of foundations like Make-A-Wish. These
foundations grant event the most elaborate wishes and dreams of the
children. But there are no foundations set up for the relief of terminally
ill adults. If marijuana is the form of escapism that some terminally ill
adults choose, why should we deny it to them?

When it comes to the demands of the terminally ill, we should try and make
their remaining time as painless as possible.

Caitlin Hammer 
San Juan Capistrano