COURT, BUSH BEST HOPES FOR MEDICAL POT

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Author: Chris Weikopf, Daily News staff writer

COURT, BUSH BEST HOPES FOR MEDICAL POT

With some notable exceptions, the drug-legalization crowd tends to be
dominated by those for whom easy access to narcotics is less a
philosophical imperative than a personal preference. They want to end the
war on drugs only because they'd rather smoke the peace pipe.

And yet, when it comes to the issue of medical marijuana, it's the
anti-drug absolutists who sound like they've just said yes. How else to
explain the Clinton-Gore administration's adamant refusal to allow AIDS
patients, cancer victims and other sufferers to alleviate their illness
with doctor-recommended medicinal marijuana?

As Al Gore's campaign rushes to the courts, purportedly in the name of
democracy and states' rights, the Clinton-Gore administration also rushes
to the courts -- seeking to thwart democracy and quash states' rights. It's
pushing to kill Proposition 215, the California initiative legalizing
medical marijuana that 65 percent of the state's voters backed in 1996.

URL: US CA: OPED: Court, Bush Best Hopes For Medical Pot
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