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Jun 10, 2005 10:20 am

Needed Law

An e-mail from NORML came today asking me to contact my congressman in support of legislation by Reps. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) that would prohibit the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Department of Justice from spending tax money to prosecute medical marijuana users in compliance with state laws where it is allowed. When these communications come in if I agree with the pre-written letter it gets sent but with an opening paragraph of my own. The opening below got sent to Congressman Wynn.

Unless you have a get out of cancer free card in your wallet, you need to vote for the legislation described below, not because the overwhelming majority of the people in your district want you to, not because it is the right, the compassionate, thing to do, but because you or someone you love may need medical cannabis in the future. When that time comes, with pain and suffering, who do want to have the power to make fundamental decisions concerning relief, the federal government or yourself?”

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Kenneth R Gregg - 6/10/2005

Glad to see Dana (I think you may have meant R-CA) going back to his libertarian roots. I remember a day years ago with Dana, Shawn Steele, a few other assorted libertarians and I were sitting around in a circle on Venice Beach discussing strategy and passing around a.... Ah, I forget. My memory must have been affected by something. Now what was I thinking?

Just a thought.
Just Ken