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By Mark Philipsen

The people are qualified

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

In reference to the report on the April 20 Java Talk last week discussing I-502: my concern is with the Goldendale police chief talking as if the “people” were unqualified to pass such an initiative. He is obviously against medical marijuana. I know and have known individuals whose doctors prescribed marijuana to ease their suffering. What is wrong with that?

The fact is the people are final authority to what government does, not the elected (by the people) officials. If the people want doctors to prescribe medical marijuana, it is their right. They don’t need permission from the federal government or any government agency. The protection of the people with the Bill o...

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