Medical marijuana users deserve our compassion |

Medical marijuana users deserve our compassion

Medical marijuana was approved by a wide majority of Californians and, judging by the numbers, the larger part of those “aye” votes were regular, informed, middle-class Californians; not naked potheads (despot or not) as depicted in the author’s tirade.

While a Grass Valley seminar on medical marijuana (which was indeed held in the daylight hours) included marijuana-growing procedures (along with much other information), what was stressed was the need for standardization of amounts and measurements, offering law enforcement a guideline. This will eliminate jury hang-ups and separate commercial growers from those growing a small amount for their own use and relief. When county officials and leaders are able to meet with citizens and work out a solution for a difficult situation like this, I feel nothing but pride for Nevada County, don’t you?

It might have been enlightening to stop in during that seminar and meet some of the local “medical marijuana” users, gathering together cautiously, hoping beyond hope, to leave the shadows with their pain. Again, “regular” people. Nice people. Caring and concerned doctors are trying to help their patients and are brave to do so, at least until the program is working more smoothly.

So no harm will befall you with this initiative’s enactment, so try taking down that box of compassion from the closet shelf, open the lid and bask in the glow of loving and helping your fellow man.

Karen Angeloff

Nevada City

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