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For the potheads on the list:

Medical Marijuana Clash Puts a Grower in Court.


 <http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/21/national/21POT.html?todaysheadlines>


A cannabis celebrity's prosecution exposes a rift between California and the
Bush administration over medical marijuana.

On Tuesday, Mr. Rosenthal goes on trial in federal court in San Francisco on
charges of marijuana cultivation and conspiracy. The charges stem from a
business he ran growing marijuana to be sold for medicinal uses under the
auspices of the City of Oakland's medical marijuana ordinance, one of many
such municipal statutes in California.

If convicted on all counts, Mr. Rosenthal, who is 58, faces a minimum
sentence of 10 years in prison; the conspiracy charge carries a possible
life sentence.



Booze is OK, and so is tobacco. Grass has never killed anyone so far.
US drug laws are a laugh.


Gunnar