The Supreme has recently taken up the issue of Medical Pot. However, the courts review is bsed primarily on States Rights. Does the federal law governing marijuana trump state laws?
Anyone want to talk about America’s real drug problem? Nearly half of all Americans are currently taking some kind of prescription drug. And we’re pretending that giving a joint to a person in pain is the real drug issue in this country.
This is really a moral issue, but maybe not in the way you might think. Want the moral position on medical marijuana? Here it is. If you are sick and in pain and you can ease your pain without hurting others, then do it. Period. There is some irony that those who see themselves as the moral police, protecting us from ourselves, are also among those who seek this illogical, absurd, cruel, and yes, immoral effort to keep relief from those who seek it.
So why do so many people line up to deny a joint to person on their deathbed? Some of them buy into the arbitrary world of morals where certain drugs are bad. That would mostly those not able to be developed and sold by Pharmaceutical companies. No one is stupid enough to argue that marijuana is nearly as powerful or potentially dangerous as prescription drugs (if Pfizer invented pot, we’d never have this debate). There simply is no downside here.
Putting petty politics in the form of insane arguments ahead of symptom relief for those in pain is immoral. Those who preach morality have so deluded themselves that they think allowing people to smoke a plant is worse that barring patients from relief.
But hey, the values police are in control, and we allowed them to get there.