Seeley v. StateWashington high court rejects medical use of marijuana
Associated Press - July 24, 1997 - Olympia, Wash.
The Majority Opinion
"The State maintains that placing marijuana in schedule I is rationally related to the state's dual interest in controlling potential drug abuse and assuring efficacy and safety in medicines." Justice Barbara A. Madsen
The Minority Opinion
"From the perspective of one writhing in nausea on the tiled floor of an oncological recovery room, the State's justifications to withhold the blessings of relief are more sophomoric than substantive." Justice Richard B. Sanders
Writing letters to the editor is an effective way to influence public opinion. If you think marijuana should be available as a medicine, please take a moment and submit your opinion to these Washington newspapers!
Ralph Seeley, From February 1996 issue of High Times.