Don't You Know Drugs are Bad?

Monday, November 29, 2004

From the Associated Press:

Angel Raich tried dozens of prescription medicines to ease the pain of a brain tumor and other illnesses before she took up another drug: pot. The 39-year-old mother of two has the support of her doctor and a California medical marijuana law when she uses a blend of a marijuana variety known as "Haze X" every few hours.

Dozens of people camped out outside the Supreme Court, some with blankets, to hear justices debate Monday whether that's enough to protect Raich from the federal government, which makes no exceptions for the seriously ill in its war on drugs.
It's funny how the victims of the "war on drugs" turn out to be terminally ill patients like Angel Raich. I doubt the severity of her pain has ever been shared by the proponents of federal laws that ban the use of medicinal marijuana even when prescribed by doctors.

There is no better way to violate someone's "pursuit of happiness" than to keep them in a permanent state of unbearable pain; untreatable by even the most powerful prescription drugs.