Drug Use
No sympathy for federal prosecutor in marijuana case

To the editor: I really sympathized with the Department of Justice lawyer profiled in your article about a recent federal medical marijuana prosecution. ("Pot's popularity, state law create trying times for U.S. prosecutor," July 9) Sure, it may be somewhat "trying times" for the defendant, "a father of two young children" who "faces about 24 years in prison without the possibility of parole" for selling marijuana legally under state law. But the person most deserving of our sympathy is clearly the prosecutor, a "self-described 'nice Jewish girl' from a liberal family in Connecticut" who "has no grievance with" marijuana or those who use it and isn't against legalization, but nonetheless...