Woman Loses Court Battle to Treat Herself with Marijuana

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  1. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    You must not smoke marijuana if you're dyeing because it's immoral. :cool:
     
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    It seems as though I posted another topic whom no one has any interest in whatsoever. Moderators please feel free to move this thread to Wasteland. :cool:
     
  3. iBlue macrumors Core

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    calm down, it's only a few hours old. I just saw it and it's one rare political topics which did turn my attention... even if only for me to say it's an outrage. :p

    I will never understand why everything is so uptight with marijuana. The ruling is rubbish. I feel for that woman.
     
  4. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    I think the whole ruling is absurd. Politicians and law enforcement have completely lost their minds if they continue to justify the letter of the federal law despite local laws to the contrary on the use of a naturally growing plant by a terminally ill person.

    I normally don't wish ill on anyone, but you can't help but hope that some of these anal retentive drug czars would come down with the most painful form of disease and then denied the one thing that would alleviate the pain.
     
  5. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a

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    It would be nice if in 2008-20016 when we have a Democratic Pres and congress to change some of these archaic drug laws.
    Lets see, grain alcohol, morphine, viagra, and vioxx are ok, but a plant that grows wild is IMMORAL AND MUST BE STOPPED!! :rolleyes:
     
  6. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    I'd just be happy if pot would be reclassified as something other than a class narcotic. As a strong supporter of federalism, I think that the states should be allowed to decide what can and can not be allowed within their borders in regards to medical methods anyway.
     
  7. takao macrumors 68040

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    since there are plenty of others cannabinoids available in other medicaments which can be obtained through a prescription
    which are even stronger/available in different dosages etc.

    that's why i find the discussion rather ridiculous ...

    so only THC relieves you of your pain and you go on a campaign for legalizing a plant isntead of taking the medication available which is even more potent because you want to smoke a plant....
    "common sense give up you are surrounded by the stupido police"
     
  8. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    I dont think the Ninth Ciruit ruled against her because it was "immoral". Rather due to the fact that she couldnt prove she needed it to survive. Its seems strange though, I've known people with less problems then her and they have a perscription.
    Somehow I don't think she'll stop smoking even if the court says to stop.
     
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    Well conservatives like to point out how wrong the 9th Circuit is, so I'm wondering if we'll hear the VRWC noise machine crank up about how wrong it is this time before they realize the court ruled in their favor on this one...
     
  10. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    There are those of us that in a supposedly free country despise being forced to obtain treatment through a pharmaceutical company when more natural means are available for free from a plant. I supposed if I burned myself I could buy a $100 tube of ointment too, but I prefer to break off an aloe vera leaf and treat myself.

    Frankly, I'd like to see the government prove it has constitutional jurisdiction over what its citizens put into their bodies in the first place.
     

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