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Letter: Ballot questions

A Response to information for voters on Massachusetts November questions:

1. Why shouldn’t everybody have repair information? There was a detailed manual in the 1960s or 1970s about VW repair. Why not share as much as possible now, fifty years later? I’d like my mechanic to have up-to-date information.

2. The doctor’s response made suicide a central focus. For people who’d like end of life assistance, suicide is not their focus. End of pain is. Oregon and other countries are aware of this, and have implemented psychological assessments. It appears that Massachusetts is willing to set vigorous standards as well.

If made available in Massachusetts, it would be another choice. And where, I would ask, as a substitute, is anyone guaranteed (affordable) quality health care?

3. The Against proponent seemed not to have read the summary of the question; his bulleted paragraphs attempt to override the full text of question which makes it very clear that this law would be strictly enforced.

A friend used to grow marijuana for her dog; he suffered from cataracts. It relieved the dog’s discomfort.

My mother was allergic to morphine, and I saw the effect that OxyContin had on her. Even at 92, she might have chosen marijuana for her pain, had it been available to her.



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