I find it utterly disturbing that America’s decision makers think they know better than the American people. They think they know better than doctors and scientists. They are enforcing laws for no other reason than that they are laws.
This decision is wrong on so many levels. It’s a violation of basic human rights. It’s a blatant disregard for state’s rights.
* There is a substance that makes this woman’s life livable, and the courts would deny her of this.
* There is no other substance that works as effectively – she has no alternative.
In the court’s decision, they acknowledged the scientific evidence, but they ignored it anyway. Cannabis remains a schedule I narcotic – no medical use whatsoever. Would you believe that cocaine and methamphetamines are schedule II – less restrictive because there is an acknowledged medical use.
I can think of no redeeming value in the court’s decision.
Is she harming herself? No – not using the drug will cause additional pain, and shorten her life (research. THC is the most effective anti-emetic known to man.)
Is she harming others? No. She is obtaining the Marijuana from (state) legal sources, with no violence or illicit activity attached.
Is she harming society? No. Once again, the drug is obtained through legitemate channels that can be taxed and accounted for appropriately.
Is she doing something the general population considers wrong? No. Legalization at the State level was directly voted on by real people – not by congressmen with political agendas.
Is she a danger to herself or others? No. I don’t need to explain this one.
Is she sinning? Good question. Only if she is breaking the law.
I believe the federal courts are dead wrong. I also believe that the vast majority of the American population agrees with me.
I have never touched the stuff, and have no desire to. I used to be opposed to the concept of medical Marijuana, and believed that it was evil by nature. Of all things, a couple documentaries on the History channel changed my mind about its black and white nature.