This is one of those issues that I just don’t get, it’s also one that often gets me accused of not really being a conservative.
People who smoke marijuana because their doctors recommend it to ease pain can be prosecuted for violating federal drug laws, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, overriding medical marijuana statutes in 10 states.
As I said I don’t get it and I don’t see what the problem is. If it helps and I understand that there is evidence that it does then why can’t they just regulate it and offer it up only by prescription just as they do other pain relieving drugs?
Feel free to sound off about it, I know there are plenty of people who disagree with me and maybe one of you can explain your objections logically enough that I might possibly understand.
** Update 6/8
I had someone here at home tell me today that I am wrong on this issue, especially in regards to the Courts ruling. They told me that it is a Federal Law that makes marijuana illegal and that the court was only doing it’s job by ruling to uphold that Federal Law and that the States do not have the right to ignore federal law so this is not a States rights issue.
I find the legal aspects all very confusing and I freely admit my ignorance regarding the law.
But still I believe that there is no logical reasoning for keeping this drug out of the hands of the people who medically need it. I suppose my problem is more with Congress and the law in general than with the Court and it’s ruling.