Friday, November 23, 2007

Libertarian Drew Carey on Medical Marijuana

One of the most outrageous consequences of the war on drugs is the federal crackdown on medical marijuana, which is used by patients to help treat the effects of cancer, glaucoma, HIV-AIDS, chronic pain and nausea, and other severe symptoms associated with serious illnesses. Medical marijuana prescribed by a physician is legal in 12 states, yet federal agents are raiding state-approved dispensaries and preventing patients from having safe access to this drug.

In Episode 2 of Reason.tv's Drew Carey Project, Drew takes a look at patients who need and use medical marijuana in California, and how the federal government is making their lives even worse.

2 Comments:

At 11/24/2007 2:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a result of treatment for cancer my then 70 year old mother lost 18 pounds in under 30 days. She did not feel like eating and could not keep food down. A kind nurse suggested that smoking marijuana would probably provide relief and an appetite. I procured some marijuana through a friend of a friend's son's friend and proceeded to get my mother to smoke pot.

She wasn't in any position (considering the alternative) to protest the illegality of the act or the possible health consequences of smoking pot and puffed on the evil reefer with all the strength that a dying woman could muster.

Miracle of miracles she lost her nausea, got an appetite and was able to eat food, not throw up and survive her cancer treatment! She lived another 14 years and died peacefully in her sleep of old age.

Prior to seeing this with my own eyes I was accepting of the possibility but a little skeptical that marijuana could be beneficial. I know better now.

Federal drug laws will be changed one day to reflect the good that marijuana can do for some people. I can only hope that if anyone is caught in the web of the justice industry for the medical use of marijuana that they have a good attorney or a decent judge.

 
At 11/26/2007 7:35 PM, Anonymous NumberWise said...

Thanks for sharing your story. It helps to spread the word and strengthens the support of medical marijuana.

 

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