Dear Mr. Williams:
Thank you for your letter expressing your opinion on the legalization of marijuana.
Please know that I do not support the legalization of any narcotic drugs, including marijuana. My convictions on this matter have been developed over many years of experience in criminal justice, including nine years as a mayor who worked very closely with the law enforcement community. I know the tragedy that drug abuse causes in the lives of the addicted and on victims of drug-related crimes and their families. I have seen the devastation drugs can inflict on a community.
I do recognize that marijuana may have medicinal properties that could alleviate conditions such as AIDS-related wasting and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. I do not oppose further research on the potential medical efficacy of marijuana and support compassionate use in medical situations when prescribed by a physician in writing for serious and/or catastrophic illnesses.
Again, thank you for taking the time to write. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my http://feinstein.senate.gov, to keep up to date with current Senate activities and the work I am doing for ., D.C. office at . I also urge you to utilize my website,
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