Thursday, September 7, 2000
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling against a medical marijuana club in Oakland that was dispensing pot to patients. The ruling puts the lid, so to speak, on Proposition 215, the medical marijuana initiative passed by California voters in 1996. It''s clear what the Supreme Court and the Clinton administration think about huffing for health, but we thought we''d take the question straight to the people--just like Prop 215 did in 1996.
H2> Jewelana Wilson
Waitress, Fort Ord
Do you think medicinal marijuana users will stop smoking it? No, because if you''re in pain, of course you''re still going to use it. It''s like having a headache. Are you not going to use what helps that pain?
Is marijuana dangerous? No, but I would definitely say it''s a gateway drug. It opens your eyes to other things.
If you smoked, would that be out of a pipe, bong, or hookah? Bong, because you can carb it.
Do you believe in the medical use of marijuana? I''d say that what individuals do with marijuana is their own business. It''s bad for some and good for others.
Is marijuana dangerous? Generally, no. No one''s died from smoking marijuana.
If you were to smoke pot, what would you use to smoke it? There''s not a particular tool to use.
Is medicinal marijuana beneficial? Yeah. I''ve met people that have used it for medicinal purposes, including joint problems, osteoporosis, glaucoma and PMS for women.
Is marijuana dangerous compared to other drugs? I don''t think so, but you do have to question where it came from.