#310 Newspaper Printed Opinions In Response To Raich

Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005
Subject: #310 Newspaper Printed Opinions In Response To Raich


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DrugSense FOCUS Alert #310 – Saturday, 11 June 2005

As we predicted in the last FOCUS alert the press did have a field day
with the Raich decision. See http://www.mapinc.org/alert/0309.html

Below we have selected and provide links to editorials, columns and
OPEDs which we believe are from newspapers that accept letters to the
editor from writers outside their circulation area. We suggest you
write to those nearest you first, and then as many of the rest of them
as you wish.

Please remember that even if your letter is not printed, it encourages
the editorial page editors to give our issues more coverage.


US MI: Editorial: No Compassion For People In Pain?
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n936/a04.html

US MI: Editorial: Medical Pot Ruling Tramples States’ Rights
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n936/a06.html

US HI: Editorial: Federal Law Needed For Medical Marijuana
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n936/a01.html

US TX: Editorial: Marijuana Ruling Was About Federal Law, Not Medicine
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n936/a02.html

US OR: Editorial: Reclassify Marijuana As a Schedule II Drug
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n935/a07.html

US MA: Editorial: Marijuana And Congress
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n935/a03.html

US OH: Editorial: Where Is the Compassion
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n935/a04.html

US CO: Editorial: High Court Twists Pot Ruling
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n935/a06.html

US FL: Editorial: Opening A New Front
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n934/a03.html

US WI: Editorial: High Court Muffs Ruling On Medical Marijuana
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n934/a01.html

US WI: Editorial: Let States, Doctors OK Marijuana Use
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n934/a02.html

US FL: Editorial: Marijuana Ruling Burns States
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n933/a01.html

US: Editorial: High On The Commerce Clause
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n933/a02.html

US GA: Editorial: Court Goes To Pot
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n933/a05.html

US NY: Editorial: Let The Sick Use Marijuana
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n933/a07.html

US TX: Editorial: Congress Should Make Exception To Drug Laws
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n933/a08.html

US OR: Editorial: Oregon’s Medical-Marijuana Law Just Got Hazier
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n933/a09.html

US CA: Editorial: Court Ruling Allows Persecution By Feds
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n932/a10.html

US NC: Editorial: State Law Allowing Medical Use of Pot Is Not Invalid
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n932/a01.html

US CT: Editorial: A Medical Setback
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n932/a04.html

US MA: Editorial: The Case For Medical Pot
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n932/a06.html

US OH: Editorial: The Court On Pot
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n931/a07.html

US TX: Editorial: States’ Rights Go Up in Smoke, Thanks to U.S. Supreme Court
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n931/a09.html

US MO: Editorial: A Stretch Of Court’s Reach
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n930/a03.html

US: Editorial: The High Court Errs
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n928/a08.html

US NC: Editorial The One Drug You Can’t Have URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n928/a01.html

US IL: Editorial: Marijuana As Medicine
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n927/a14.html

US NC: Editorial: Court Ruling Ensures Enforcement
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n926/a05.html

US MT: Editorial: Idea of Limited Government Goes to Pot
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n926/a07.html

US FL: Editorial: Suffering and States’ Rights
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n926/a01.html

US AL: Editorial: Myths Up In Smoke In Medi-Marijuana Case
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n923/a05.html

US CA: Editorial: Just Where Is The Humanity?
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n923/a06.html

US KY: Editorial: Expanding Federal Power
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n923/a02.html

US TN: Editorial: Open Up Marijuana Debate
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n922/a07.html

US GA: Editorial: Congress Needs To Decide
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n921/a03.html

US AZ: Editorial: Medical Marijuana Up In Smoke
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n919/a05.html

US NY: Editorial: High Court Flops On Medicinal Pot
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n919/a09.html

US RI: Editorial: The Marijuana Ruling
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n919/a10.html

US TN: Editorial: States Should Decide Legality Of Medical Marijuana Use
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n919/a02.html

US DC: Editorial: Not About Pot
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n918/a01.html

US AL: Editorial: Just Say No
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n918/a03.html

US NJ: Editorial: Still a Wisp Of Hope
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n918/a07.html

US VT: Editorial: A Criminal Prescription
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n917/a05.html

US TX: Editorial: U.S. Must Turn to Congress After Ruling
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n916/a04.html

US IL: Editorial: Pot and the Constitution
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n915/a03.html

US MA: Editorial: Marijuana Not Yet Ready For Medicine Box
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n914/a04.html

US CA: Editorial: State Should Push Federal Medical Marijuana
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n913/a06.html

US ME: Editorial: Medical Marijuana Debate Headed Where It Belongs
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n912/a06.html

US WI: Editorial: Court Ruling Was Dopey
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n911/a05.html

US NY: Editorial: The Court and Marijuana
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n909/a01.html

US TX: Editorial: Let States Decide
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n909/a02.html

US MA: Editorial: Some Justices Need To Take A Pill
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n908/a07.html

US SC: Editorial: Supreme Court Limits the Right of States to Make Their
Own Decisions and Laws
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n903/a03.html

US OR: Editorial: High Court Points the Way on Pot
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n901/a05.html

US OR: Editorial: Supreme Court Clouds Medical Marijuana Laws
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n901/a07.html

US MA: Editorial: Medical Marijuana Not Reefer Madness
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n897/a06.html

US MA: Editorial: A Win For U.S. Drug Laws
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n896/a08.html

US MO: Editorial: U.S. Supreme Court – Pot and Power
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n896/a10.html

US: Editorial: Court’s Ruling on Marijuana Reeks of ‘Reefer Madness’
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n896/a03.html


US IN: Column: You Make The Judicial Call
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n936/a05.html

US MI: Column: Getting Tough on the Terminally Ill
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n936/a03.html

US MA: Column: Align Drug Laws With Common Sense
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n935/a08.html

US UT: Column: States’ Rights Get Burned By Medical Marijuana
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n935/a09.html

US FL: Column: Hard To Tell Who’s An Activist
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n935/a10.html

US FL: Column: How Congress Can Quickly Strike a Blow for Common Sense
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n935/a01.html

US GA: Column: Why Put Pot To The Test?
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n933/a03.html

US IL: Column: Dazed and Confused About Federal Power
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n933/a10.html

US FL: Column: High Court Burned Medical Pot
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n932/a08.html

US OK: Column: Ruling Clouds Assumptions
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n925/a01.html

US AL: Column: Justices Keep Defying Simple Political Categorization
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n925/a03.html

US MA: Column: Justices Aren’t Always Predictable
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n924/a03.html

US MA: Column: Justices Aren’t Always Predictable
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n924/a06.html

US FL: Column: In The Grip Of Reefer Madness
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n919/a03.html

US DC: Column: Judging This Court
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n917/a04.html

US NH: Column: Lifting A Glass, Or A Joint, To States’ Rights
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n917/a06.html

US MT: Column: Ridiculous Court Ruling
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n917/a07.html

US CA: Column: Getting Tough With The Terminally Ill
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n917/a08.html

US MS: Column: Just How ‘Conservative’ Was It to Ban Home-Grown Cannabis
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n916/a03.html

US MN: Column: Legal Medical Pot Now Up To Congress
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n915/a01.html

US CA: Column: How to Treat Terminally Ill? Let ’em Suffer
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n914/a06.html

US IL: Column: Will Congress Have the Guts to Tackle Medical Marijuana
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n913/a04.html

US OK: Column: Setback For Terminally Ill
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n912/a10.html

US MS: Column: Let Those Poor Sick Folks Inhale
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n911/a06.html

US FL: Column: Getting Tough With The Terminally Ill
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n909/a06.html


US WI: OPED: High Court Must Be On Something URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n935/a02.html

US CO: OPED: High Court Has Gone Potty URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n932/a02.html

US TX: OPED: Reading The Smoke Signals URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n931/a01.html

US DC: OPED: ‘Medical’ Pot Up In Smoke URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n917/a03.html

US CA: OPED: Medical Marijuana Needs Remedy URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n916/a01.html

US NY: OPED: Smoke Must Have Blinded The Court URL:

US NY: OPED: Good To Grow URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n914/a02.html

US CA: OPED: Pot Fight Far From Over URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n913/a02.html

US WI: OPED: Medical Marijuana: Should It Be Legal?
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n901/a01.html

US WI: OPED: Medical Marijuana: Should It Be Legal?
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n900/a10.html


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We doubt that there are any daily newspapers who have not given some
coverage to the Raich decision. Please consider writing to all of your
local/state newspapers. You really do not need to tie your letters to
a specific article when this issue is as hot as it is!

You may find the letter contacts for many of your state newspapers by
using the location dropdown at:


Finally, have you contacted your member of congress yet? As many of
the editorials say, it is congress that needs to act. But it is not
the editorials which will decide how the representatives vote this
Tuesday. It is the contacts from voters in their district that count
the most. That’s You!

Please see the DrugSense Editorial ‘Please Contact Your
Representative!’ for more details and easy ways to make that contact
now: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n929/a05.html

Thanks for your effort and support.

It’s not what others do it’s what YOU do


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