“Supreme Court justices on Tuesday rejected the Bush administration’s request to consider whether the federal government can punish doctors for recommending or even discussing the use of marijuana for their patients.”
I’m glad the Court isn’t so conservative as to even consider this obscenity. Prosecution for simply mentioning how the substance could help the patient? Sweet Jesus.
For the life of me I can’t understand why we have medical METHADONE and morphine, but people balk at marijuana as some kind of ilicit substance. Hello? What is the freaking difference? I can walk into my doctor’s office today and walk out with morphine patches or pills, but not marijuana. I cannot comprehend it at all.
The feds never cease to amaze me, trying to use scare tactics to silence doctors. I’m glad that the Supreme Court put them in their place.
The harms to health??? Many of the people that would benefit the most are dying! It is, IMO, inhumane to not allow them a drug, even if it only makes them feel better. Dying cancer patients are given morphine to ease the pain and that is considered acceptable, even though morphine is highly addictive. Surely there is a greater “harm to health” there. The governments logic escapes me.
Not to mention, without opening another can of worms, how can the goverment seriously argue about the safety of marijuana while keeping tobacco and alcohol perfectly legal.