Because freedom can't protect itself
Finally justice has been served. We need to return to a proper and limited reading of the Commerce Clause and the powers of the Federal government as stated in Article 1, Section 8. (And legalize all drugs.)
Although I whole-heartedly support the ACLU's work in the area of drug policy, it seems that the ACLU only supports limited Federal government involvement in those areas it wants, while supporting massive Federal government involvment in many other areas.
Just some food for thought. Keep up the good work.
This kind of Law is stupid, I am a California teacher legalizing MJ have students not seeing the drug for what it is a danger this only makes it more attractive and students think it is ok to break moral codes and laws at the expense of the imediate desire of MJ. MJ is a harmful drug regardless of what voters may think.
Firstly, if your grammar and writing skills are any indication of your proficiency as a teacher, I am saddened at what a future our children have.
Secondly, but far more importantly, you speak from the stance of utter ignorance to fact. It is exactly your sort that continues to drive the persecution of those patients that would benefit from the lawful, and beneficial, responsible use of medical marijuana.
Robert, I encourage you to actually do some research before continuing to profess your ignorance. The fact that you are charged with the education of our youth is saddening.
Remember, Robert, “It is better to be silent, and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.”
Furthermore... what gives you the right to impose your "moral codes" on others?
Who decides these "moral codes"?
In Pakistan, a member of their parliament just defended the "honor killings" of five women that were beaten, shot, and then buried alive - for “moral” reasons. Three of the women wanted to choose their own husbands and the other two were related to them.
Nevertheless, that is "morally acceptable" there. So, I guess morals should always take precedence over good judgment and civil liberty. Right?
Seriously, how do people like you become teachers!?!
I hope that Robert isn't teaching English to California children.
you're a teacher and that's how you type and spell? kids, don't listen to this guy - what a joke.
marijuana is not for children, and i think everyone can agree on that. it should be kept out of the hands of the youth..period. drug education should approach the subject from a realistic angle i.e. marijuana will not kill you, but it can affect x,y,z.
I don't know what you teach, but it's obviously not English.
Robert - I taught public high school in california, too. And our abstinence-only education (for drugs) is obviously not working. Students need to be informed about all the aspects of drugs - why people take them, the effects both positive and negative, and which drugs are most likely to lead to serious addiction and disastrous consequences. If we teach kids that Cannabis and Cocaine are equally dangerous, THEN cannabis can be a gateway drug. Teach how much more addictive and destructive cocaine and methamphetamines are, and they can make an informed choice.
Luckily we don't live in a country where one person unilaterally decides the morality of an entire nation. At least not on paper.
Robert, I sure hope you're not an English teacher because your grammar is terrible. Do you teach Phys. Ed.? :)
For a teacher your grammar and spelling is pretty poor, and I doubt your knowledge of marijuana is any better.
It's a shame the ACLU is not forcing the DEA to update federal regulations. The Controlled Substances Act, 21 USC 801-904, requires that anything in Schedule I must have no accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. The last time I checked, there were twelve states that have enacted medical marijuana laws over the last twelve years. Marijuana no longer meets the requirements for Schedule I and the DEA hasn't done anything about amending the regulations. If there were criminal penalties for fradulent enforcement of outdated federal regulations, the DEA might obey the law. The DEA has grown addicted to the public tax dollars and asset forfeitures and can't kick the habit.
See Gonzales v. Oregon, 546 U.S. 243 (2006), for the details on how the states, and not the federal government, determine accepted standards of medical practice.
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Simplistic, knee-jerk, conditioned responses to complex issues such as these are to be expected from those who allow others to do their thinking for them.
What do you teach, Robert, kindergarten?
God Help Those who Help Themselves
Blessings to the ill with Hope and Charity. Amen
What Carl Olsen is saying is the most important comment here, and a MUCH bigger news story than the medical marijuana one. Here it is in plain (er) English. Marijuana is no longer illegal. It is currently not on Schedule I, or any schedule. Consequently, any "enforcement" of any regulation based on the purported Schedule I status is based on a lie and subject to...dare I say it...litigation! Any hungry lawyers out there?
You guys lay off Robert.
The only problem with what Carl is saying is that MJ has to be considered to have medical use as defined by the Federal Gov't, which hasn't as of yet. So, the DEA is still "valid" keeping it Sched 1, unfortunately.
Doesn't the State of California know what the National Guard is? They are there to defend the State!
my husband is being denied treatment for pain managment(Narcotics)due to the fact he admitted to using marijuania at times for chrons he has never been perscribed narcotics, nor was he seeking when he visited a pain manegment clinic he was told if you want treatment you must summit drug screen at each visit. he does not drink alcohol or use any other drugs. worse yet the dr releases this inf to lawyer and other dr,s now he will be denied disability and fair treatment from physicians due to fact he said he will continue to use mj over narcotics.no one else in the 8 years seeking treatment has offered anything other than anti-inflamatories which cause his stomach to bleed, he is suffering and should not be treated like a crimminal
sorry i should add this the doctor told my husband her #1 concern was her licence, she would lose them if sthe dea found out he used mj and she percribed narcotics.
The only problem with what Joe is saying is that it isn't true.
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