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Reply from Senator Feinstein

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I have less and less respect for Dianne Feinstein, based in part on her voting. But today I received a response from her with regard to my complaint regarding medical marijuana. It included this:

I understand the concerns you raise about the current legal classification of marijuana and the conflicts between state and federal laws. While I do not support the legalization of any narcotic drug for recreational use, please know that I do recognize that marijuana may have medicinal properties that could alleviate conditions such as AIDS-related wasting and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

The only problem: marijuana is not a narcotic (narcotic = opium or opium-derived), nor is it classified as a narcotic (coca and coca-derived drugs (e.g., cocaine) are not narcotics, but are classified as narcotics in the Controlled Substances Act).

Her ignorance is somewhat surprising, given the California actions taken to support medical marijuana. So it goes.

Written by Leisureguy

27 September 2007 at 8:10 am

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  1. Amazing how uniformed decision making types can be. And I love the Vonnegut reference! 🙂

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    kvanderslice

    27 September 2007 at 1:13 pm


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