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January 25, 2007

EDITORIAL, Tracy Press

Eleven years after Californian voters passed Proposition 215 and four years after state lawmakers clarified it, some people are going to great lengths to prevent medical marijuana from getting to qualified patients.

It’s reefer madness not to allow adults with a progressive or debilitating condition that produces pain, nausea or seizure from using marijuana.

However, Proposition 215’s definition of a legal user is too broad. Besides cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis and migraine, it includes “any other illness for which marijuana provides relief.” Infected toenail Severe case of acne

In a world of “beyond partisanship,” we urge Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature to clarify state law so it remains compassionate but not open to abuse.

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