Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, December 30, 1997

DEA Raid

Re: "Agents Raid Home of Writer on Medical Use of Marijuana,"

Dec. 18:

Makes you wonder what the Drug Enforcement Administration is really up to, when they begin raiding people's homes simply for writing about a view the DEA opposes.

It certainly doesn't seem obvious that Peter McWilliams was some sort of international drug dealer--he smokes marijuana for medicinal relief and he's writing a book about his experience.

Could the DEA have something else to protect other than the people from their own decisions?


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