Los Angeles Times
September 27, 1999
Letters to the Editor


Re "AIDS Patient Pins Hopes on Pot Ruling," Sept. 20:
     I just finished reading about Peter McWilliams dying of AIDS and being refused access to medical marijuana. I find it abhorrent that this man, who is otherwise a law-abiding citizen, is being murdered by people carrying out the policies of our state and federal governments. Not only is the nation being deprived of valuable tax dollars that could be generated by the sale of medical marijuana, it is making criminals of law-abiding taxpayers, depriving them of their ability to make a living and contribute to their families and society. The laws forbidding the use of medical marijuana should be uniformly stricken from the state and federal lawbooks.