After reading your article “Prop. 215, what?” many questions came to mind, and I’m hoping the Daily Planet might be able to help. As far as I knew the State of California voted yes on medical marijuana. I heard in spring of last year that the supreme court had ruled that the clubs distributing to patients were not covered under prop. 215 and that by the end of April 2001 the supreme court would rule on the proposition itself. I must have missed the news in the weeks that followed because I haven't heard either way on the subject, but I am still curious. Was the State of California unconstitutional by legalizing marijuana for medical use? Does federal drug law over ride the vote of the people? When did the U.S. people vote to illegalize marijuana? Shouldn't the law reflect the will of the people? And if it doesn’t, what exactly is a democracy anyway? Please if you have any answers to these queries, let me know.
Isaac Jones Berkeley