Pot Policies Determine Her Presidential Choice

RECEIVED Tue., Jan. 13, 2004

To the editor,
   Re: "Weed Watch: Democrats on Drugs Part II," News, Jan. 9. Poll after poll shows the majority of Americans are in support of marijuana's medicinal use. Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich is the only democratic candidate in sync with the American people on this issue.
   It is ridiculous of our government to deny the sick a treatment that studies show is beneficial to their ailments, and deprive us of higher education by restricting research, over something that evidence shows is less harmful than alcohol, tobacco, or many legally prescribed substances. Last week in Texas, Willie Nelson held a benefit concert to help support the Kucinich for President campaign, and a press conference was held where Mr. Kucinich was advised by the president of the U.S. Marijuana Party, Loretta Nall, that all state chapters were behind him "100 percent" and will be campaigning for him in their respective states. He is truly deserving of our support. If the other candidates hesitate to agree with the majority of Americans on such a simple issue, then how could we ever trust them to represent us on any issue?
Sandy Cote
Toledo, Ohio
Ohio Marijuana Party Political Action Committee, co-founder, Ohio.USMJParty.com U.S. Marijuana Party, National Outreach Coordinator, www.usmjparty.com
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