The Conservative government's "ideological" changes to federal medicinal marijuana rules will prompt other cities to follow Vancouver's lead and regulate pot shops on their own, says Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang.
FARMINGTON - A state law intended to prevent police from seizing money or assets from people unless they're convicted of a crime took effect this month, and law enforcement officials say it's going to cut deeply into their budgets.
Marijuana is legal. Months have gone by since the election but there is no plan for the implementation of this law. There are hundreds of locals who rely on medical marijuana for its medicinal qualities.
Marijuana has been quasilegal in the Netherlands for about 40 years, yet the Dutch use cannabis at less than half the rate Americans do ("Legal pot will lead to more addiction," Star-Advertiser, Letters, June 25).
I feel compelled to respond to your recent editorial, "Medical pot: No wonder." Sadly, the conclusions drawn in the piece are largely based on information that is (1) only peripherally relevant and (2) woefully out of date. The editorial does a disservice to readers by implying the "79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients" cited in the piece represent directly applicable - and current - research on medical cannabis.
I am truly sorry to read about Lisa James' brother's problems with addiction (Monday My Turn). However, she misses the point. The apparent difference between her and her brother is his inability to regulate his tendency for addictive behavior.