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Tue, May 21

Letter: Voting for medical marijuana

Editor:

The idea that voters did not comprehend “all parts” of what they were voting for with the medical marijuana law in 2010 is wrong (Courier editorial, March 20). It assumes that the voters were “stupid” when voting whether for or against the law. There was lots of information in the Courier, the voter’s guide, the pro and con advertisements and news segments on television.

The voters just thought it was for cancer. No. There was information about how it can help seizures, as a choice of pain management and now PTSD, etc.

What really should be at issue is how can an “activist” county attorney’s office arrest a medical marijuana user for less than a teaspoon (0.05 ounces equals 0.03 teaspoon) of hashish oil and put them in jail for 2.5 years. Is our county attorney’s office on a crusade to destroy a law that was voted for by the electorate in 2010?

The Arizona Supreme Court discussed this issue in “silly” ways maybe because they can’t believe they have to rule on an issue that should have been left alone, which was part of the reasoning by State of Arizona Attorney General Brnovich to not argue in support of the Yavapai County attorney.

I am not a medical marijuana patient. However, I am concerned about this kind of government overreach into the lives of people depending on the medical benefits of marijuana and attempting to change a law that the voters of the state passed.

John Huff

Prescott

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