Quote of the Week: An about face by ex-general McCaffrey on the public's ability to decide the medical marijuana issue 10/3/97

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"I am not in charge of America... I'll provide information for the debate, leaning heavily on the scientific-medical community. I'll inform them of federal law. I'm not America's nanny. The American people are perfectly capable, when they are exposed to the facts, of making up their own mind."

- Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey, 9/30, testifying to a congressional subcommittee on medical marijuana.

We were just wondering, does Mr. McCaffrey mean to say that patients, given the facts, should be permitted to make up their own minds?

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