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October 6, 2008 at 3:47 PM

Medical marijuana

It’s a funky reggae party

Talk about having the hemp pulled over your eyes.

Anybody who has ever smoked a joint will realize that 24 ounces of marijuana over a 60-day period is a ridiculously large amount [“State rule clarifies 60-day supply of medical marijuana,” page one, Oct. 3]. That amount equates to roughly one half ounce a day.

It’s enough to smoke about two joints an hour and host a nightly reggae jam in your living room. Add 15 plants and that’s a lot of chronic.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not opposed to people having the privilege to smoke pot.

But the people making the rules on this are either oblivious to the effects of marijuana or fearful of acknowledging that they know them.

I’m astounded to learn that there are those making the argument that this amount isn’t enough.

I’m still laughing at how the health department, the Governor and everyone else involved in this have been duped by a bunch of stoners.

–Kevin Reniche, Seattle

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