It’s true, and this quote from conservative journalist and commentator Michelle Malkin perfectly encapsulates what we wrote about two weeks ago for Quotable Saturday–that cannabis legalization should not be an issue specific to a particular political agenda. It’s an everyone issue. Though we understand that recreational use may be favored by certain political parties more than others, it’s truly unconscionable that medical marijuana is not legal everywhere.
As Malkin says, chronic and terminal illnesses know no partisan affiliations; they can and do affect those of all (and no) political leanings. Though the DEA continues to deny marijuana’s medical efficacy, those of us who actually care about our citizens as human beings must continue pushing for cannabis legalization.
No one should be denied medicine or be forced to visit other states to obtain it, especially parents seeking treatments for the child they love. A system that denies viable health-care options to those in need on the basis of ideology is immoral and only damages us all.