Advocacy

They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CVIII

Marijuana Legalization

Though we vociferously maintain that cannabis should be legalized for all purposes, author Steven Gould makes an important point here: medical marijuana is still kept from those that could significantly benefit from it and that is often done because people oppose its recreational use.

Many families have had to move to another state simply because one of their family members could not legally access their medicine. And let’s face it, patients using pharmaceutical drugs would never have to make such a move both because that would be unconscionable and because the pharmaceutical industry is a big, powerful industry.

Is it humane to deprive people of their medicine simply because some believe cannabis should not be used for recreational purposes? Does that even make sense to you?