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#1 11 years ago

I just read that article and was going to post about it, but you were ahead of me.

She shouldn't let some bullshit desicion keeping her from therapy. The judge who ruled this should have a swift kick in the nuts and his fingers smashed in a car door. What heartless bastard would rule against a patient who needs the drug to improve her/his quality of life?




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#2 11 years ago

Apparently the Goverment feels its better that you should die than be allowed to smoke the pot that keeps you alive.

This woman has a brain tumor and is dying. The drugs extending her life kill her appetite and make her naseous so she cant eat. She has two children.

Living in California where medicinal pot is legal her Doctor prescribed medical marijuania to reduce her nasuea and boost her appetite. And it worked.

And she was prosecuted for using pot.

I dont condone Marijuania except where its needed and in this case its needed.

Dying woman loses marijuana appeal

SAN FRANCISCO - A California woman whose doctor says marijuana is the only medicine keeping her alive is not immune from federal prosecution on drug charges, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. ADVERTISEMENT

The case was brought by Angel Raich, an Oakland mother of two who suffers from scoliosis, a brain tumor, chronic nausea and other ailments. On her doctor's advice, she eats or smokes marijuana every couple of hours to ease her pain and bolster a nonexistent appetite as conventional drugs did not work.

The Supreme Court ruled against Raich two years ago, saying that medical marijuana users and their suppliers could be prosecuted for breaching federal drug laws even if they lived in a state such as California where medical pot is legal.

Because of that ruling, the issue before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was narrowed to the so-called right to life theory: that marijuana should be allowed if it is the only viable option to keep a patient alive.

Raich, 41, began sobbing when she was told of the decision and said she would continue using the drug.

"I'm sure not going to let them kill me," she said. "Oh my God."




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#3 11 years ago

Why doesn't she just move to Mexico (Where pot is legal) or Canada (Where the government has better things to do than chase down druggies)?

I bet that judge was put in under the Republicans. They seem to hate druggies for some reason instead of chasing down people who are actually harming others. I would rather have 1000 druggies on the street than let one pediple get away. Drugs are a victemless crime (Unless you piss off the dealers or get into gang wars over it).

Goes to show you how "pro-life" those guys are. They will protect a fetus like little fanatics, but when a fully grown person needs help they abuse the hell out of them.




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#4 11 years ago

Im betting she is too poor, has to worry about kids, and would have to start from scratch in a strange area with no friends all while dying from a brain tumour.

Also if I was dying I would not want to move. I would want to die at home in my own bed watching my favorite TV show.




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#5 11 years ago

Poor women...why are you yanks so worked up about a soft drug? well not even a drug it's herb. Anyways...Poor women she'll never get to see her kids grow up or something like that


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#6 11 years ago
Delta Force;3583386 Drugs are a victemless crime (Unless you piss off the dealers or get into gang wars over it).

Yeah I love that little note you have in parenthesies. This unfortunatly happens a hell of alot more often than you think. In fact it's one of the leading murder causes here in Richmond VA. Unfortunatly the more people who get involved in drugs can fall victem to this kind of violence. Drugs aren't victemless drugs kill one way or another, whether it be the people growing it, pushing it, and purchasing it, it can catchup with you.




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#7 11 years ago

Is there such thing as "Freedom to live"?

I mean, C'mon, if the lady needs it for MEDICAL reasons she needs it. What Ass would deny her ticket to live?




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#8 11 years ago

This looks like an unconstitutional and very harsh decision. I don't think highly of drugs, but in such cases they should be allowed. Painkillers like morphine have similar addictive qualities anyway.




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#9 11 years ago

I don't have a problem with drugs outside of medicine at any rate. But in this particular case I think it is not only unconstituional for thge judge to deny her those drugs, but murderous I think he should be pulled out of the judges seat and tried for murder, assuming of course that she does die which is very likely given her condition. Even if she does surive because someone overturns the decision the judge who denied her those drugs should atleast be charged with attempted murder.




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#10 11 years ago
Afterburner;3583743I don't have a problem with drugs outside of medicine at any rate. But in this particular case I think it is not only unconstituional for thge judge to deny her those drugs, but murderous I think he should be pulled out of the judges seat and tried for murder, assuming of course that she does die which is very likely given her condition. Even if she does surive because someone overturns the decision the judge who denied her those drugs should atleast be charged with attempted murder.

Well this is like saying that it should be legal for someone to break into the house of someone and steal one of their kidneys while they are sleeping if it is needed to save a life. It would still be breaking the law.

But if she needs it to live it should be allowed to her. Although I have seen no evidence showing pot is more effective than regular treatement.




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