Pubdate: Fri, 14 May 1999
Date: 05/14/1999
Source: Isthmus (WI)
Author: Gary Storck
Note: subject line by MAP editor

I was shocked and saddened to read of the treatment Abe McCants
received as he was dying. [The DA's office petitioned the court to
jail him after he tested positive for marijuana while under
supervision: McCants died the next day of terminal stomach cancer].
Kudos to Bill Lueders uncovering this story.

McCants situation illustrates how marijuana prohibition has twisted
justice in this country, creating a world where even sick people are
fair game. Yet there is nothing to justify this prohibition - the most
harmful effect is it's illegality.

Judge Angela Bartell should be highly commended for her compassion
for doing the right thing rather than following the inhumane course
recommended by the DA's office.

Gary Storck