Pubdate: Sun, 05 Dec 1999
Date: 12/05/1999
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (CA)
Author: Bob Melamede Ph.D.

Editor -- The latest conviction of medical marijuana users Todd
McCormick and Peter McWilliams should serve as a wake-up call to all
Americans. The federal government has become so insane with power that
serves special-interest groups that they jail sick people who are
trying to preserve what health they have left. To coerce guilty pleas,
by disallowing a medical defense, in a state where citizens have voted
for medical marijuana is fascism.

Marijuana is a powerful immune modulator, pain and stress reliever,
and appetite stimulant. We, the people, cannot let our federal
government deny these scientifically proven facts while they destroy
the Constitution and destroy peoples' lives.


Assistant Professor Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of Vermont Burlington, Vt.