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Medical Marijuana: Justice Goes Awry


The benefits of medicinal marijuana have long been clear to those who suffer from chronic illness, and with a physician's consent, patients have had legal access to the drug for therapeutic purposes in Washington state since 1998. Too bad the feds don't recognize that.

The blind callousness of the absurd war on drugs became once again apparent when West Sound Narcotics Enforcement Team detectives last week raided the Everett office of CannaCare, a medicinal marijuana advocacy group, confiscating 1,143 cut-away plants, 195.8 grams of processed pot and private records of nearly 1,200 patients. Agents also raided the Renton home of another CannaCare associate. WestNET is a multi-jurisdictional task force with a mission to "disrupt and reduce mid-to upper-level" dealers. According to federal law, there's no such thing as medicinal marijuana. By state law, patients are allowed to have a 60-day stash -- whatever that is -- but those are the only limits outlined. Besides, if WestNET detectives are interested in busting drug dealers, there are a few crack dens around.

Charges have not yet been filed, but a WestNET spokesman said, "Everything is still under investigation." Maybe they'll provide evidence that CannaCare sold to non-patients, and even if they don't, well, we'll sleep better at night knowing that those ravaged by conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, Cohn's disease and Hepatitis C won't have access to their medicinal spliffs. It's not like they'll die because of it. They'll just suffer more than they need to. Much more.

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA)
Copyright: 2007 Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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Once again the "War on Drugs " reveals it's true identity ......The "War on People" ! This is what happend when actual rights retained under the constitution's bill of rights were replaced by statutory civil rights.
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