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skippy the bush kangaroo

Monday, June 06, 2005

cruel and unusual punishment

this ruling constitutes torture for many ill people. i watched my friend slowly wither away with aids many years ago. he was in constant pain and agony. he couldn't hold down food. smoking a little marijuana a day amazingly eased his pain and gave him an ability to eat. "regular" prescription drugs couldn't do it but a couple "puffs" a day was the only thing that made his life bareable and painfree in the end.
federal authorities may prosecute sick people whose doctors prescribe marijuana to ease pain, the supreme court ruled monday, concluding that state laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug. - ap and usatoady and wapo

o'connor - the court was overreaching to endorse "making it a federal crime to grow small amounts of marijuana in one's own home for one's own medicinal use."

stevens - "our cases have taught us that there are some unscrupulous physicians who overprescribe when it is sufficiently profitable to do so"

no mention of unscrupulous politicians who declare war when it is sufficiently profitable to do so.
posted by SantaBarbarian at 9:50 AM |


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