Mimsy Were the Borogoves

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Medical marijuana returns to Congress

Jerry Stratton, July 18, 2007

Representative Maurice Hinchey’s amendment to the Science-State-Justice-Commerce Appropriations bill for 2007 will come up for a vote soon. Let your representatives know you support it!

The amendment will forbid the Department of Justice (which includes the FBI and the DEA) from using any of their money to arrest patients who are using medical marijuana in accordance with the laws of their state. There are eleven states that allow patients to use marijuana under the advice of their doctors.

That includes here in California, where federal law enforcement caused Peter McWilliams’ death; he had been using medical marijuana to keep his AIDS medicines down; after the federal government arrested him, McWilliams choked to death for lack of a medicine that was and is legal under California law.

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