* supposed to help people get *** for medical reasons. Patric Mayers,
* with his testimony and personal lobbying, was instrumental in getting the
* California Legislature to pass the state law allowing *** for medical
* use. Mayer's life was saved in 1976 when his doctors illegally advised him
* to use *** for his chemotherapy nausea. He weighed only 93 pounds.
* However, first as state Attorney General then governor, George Deukmejian
* deliberately refused to carry out the program passed by California
So, elected officials first thwarted the law, and then thwarted the citizens'
direct vote on the matter. What a bunch of...
* "Medical Use of *** To Stay Illegal in Arizona", by Tim Golden
* The New York Times, 4/17/97
* Acting together, the Arizona Senate, Legislature and Governor have
* neutralized a citizens' initiative that would have allowed doctors
* to prescribe *** to sick or dying patients. It came four days
* after a Federal judge in San Francisco blocked the Clinton administrations
* plan to sanction doctors who recommeded *** under the terms of a
* similar initiative in California.
* Arizona politicians are allowed to modify the decisions of voters if the
* law is not approved by the majority of all registered voters, not just
* the people who actually voted. [What???] No proposition has ever met that
* Arizona voters approved proposition 200 last November by a ratio of 2 to 1.
Drug War results:
> As of June 1996, 1.6 million of us were in prisons and jails.
> Incarceration rates for drug offenses - which are not considered major