Charges were dropped this week (4/20) against Cheryl Miller and her husband Jim for their protest of March 30 during which Jim helped his wife to eat cannabis in the congressional office of California Rep. Jim Rogan. Charged with possession, the Millers could have faced up to six months in jail. The Millers, who are from Pennsylvania, chose to target Rogan for his about face on the medical marijuana issue. Rogan, who had previously supported medical marijuana in the California legislature, voted in favor of anti-med mj HR 372 in committee.
You can read about the March 30 protest at http://www.drcnet.org/rapid/1998/4-3.html#protest. You can stay up to date on the status of HR 372 by visiting the Marijuana Policy Project web site at http://www.mpp.org/la031398.html. If your web browser has a video plug-in, you can see live footage from the protest at http://wire.ap.org/APpackages/video/0331videoday.html.
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Issue #39, 4/24/98
Medical Marijuana Protesters Have Charges Dropped | Clinton Administration Declares Syringe Exchange Safe and Effective: But Will Not Lift Ban | Soros Pledges Additional $1 Million for Needle Exchanges in US | Hemispheric Leaders Pledge Cooperation in Global Drug War | Belgium Decriminalizes Cannabis | Editorial: Tobacco, the Newest Drug
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