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  Marijuana for Aids Patients
Posted by CN Staff on September 16, 2002 at 21:57:55 PT
By Duncan Campbell, Los Angeles  
Source: Guardian Unlimited UK 

medical Marijuana is to be distributed to cancer and Aids patients this morning on the steps of the city council in Santa Cruz, California, in the latest battle of an increasingly bitter war between the states and the federal government over the medical use of the drug.

A growing number of states, including California, Colorado, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Washington and Oregon, allow marijuana to be grown for medical use.

But the federal government is opposed to its use under any circumstances and has adopted an aggressive policy towards medical marijuana projects, diverting agents from work on crack cocaine and heroin.

The latest target of the drug enforcement administration is the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana in Santa Cruz. On September 5 federal agents arrived at the marijuana farm run by Valerie and Michael Corral, which has been supplying patients with the drug for nearly 10 years. The agents, dressed in camouflage gear, destroyed 150 plants.

"It looks like the last hurrah of a failed policy," Valerie Corral said yesterday. "I suspect they felt that they could operate under the veil of a nation in mourning. But the response from across the country to the raid has been tremendous - we have had thousands of messages of support."

Source: Guardian Unlimited, The (UK)
Author: Duncan Campbell, Los Angeles
Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Copyright: 2002 Guardian Newspapers Limited
Contact: letters@guardian.co.uk
Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/

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Comment #2 posted by JR Bob Dobbs on September 17, 2002 at 06:33:51 PT
Grr
Where does the ONDCP keep this stash of filth available for download? I haven't seen them on real TV yet (thankfully) but I'd like to.

On another note, here is an article about some more people who can't be too happy with prohibition right now:

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Comment #1 posted by BGreen on September 17, 2002 at 04:12:29 PT
CNN did a great story on this about 5:35 A.M. CDT
followed by one of those new anti-cannabis ads.

The story had Mike and Valerie, a time lapse security cam sequence showing the DEAth stealing the WAMM garden, plenty of protesters, and the obligatory DEAth puppet spewing propaganda.

The new ad had the voice of a little girl over the comical still shots of pot smoker "Dan," leading up to a family lined up and murdered.

It was SO lame. There's no way it's going to be taken seriously. What a joke ... at $500 thousand per day of our money.

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