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letters | WRAPPING OUR HEADS AROUND MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW

Foot-dragging politicians are thwarting people’s will

RE “STATE may miss legal deadline to issue medical marijuana rules” (Page A1, Feb. 3): Here we go again. Politicians, who are elected supposedly to enact the will of their constituents, are attempting to thwart that will by changing the intention of an initiative that was passed by 63 percent of the voters in November. Bills to legalize medical marijuana have been proposed in the Legislature for more than 10 years, only to see them die in committee pending “further study.”

Now, politicians are proposing myriad bills that would require patients suffering from serious ailments to suffer further. For these patients, there could be no legislation more important than access to medical marijuana. What’s wrong with our political system that we cannot get rid of these obstructionist lawmakers?

Jeffrey Herman

West Roxbury

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