Skip to comments.Man who obeyed Montana’s medical marijuana laws could get life in prison from Obama administration
Posted on 12/10/2012 1:35:00 PM PST by grundle
This seven minute video from the New York Times shows the story of Chris Williams in Montana. This makes me really glad that I wrote in Ron Paul for President in 2008, and voted for Libertarian Gary Johnson in 2012. I also applaud Green Party candidate Jill Steins position on this issue.
For those of you who voted for Obama, well, I hope youre happy with his actions against medical marijuana. I hope youre happy that this person could get life in prison. I hope youre happy that people with AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and other illnesses, who have prescriptions for medical marijuana from their doctors, are being denied the medicine that they need.
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I have a problem with Obama being against Marijuana.
The Choom lord of Hawaii who smoked it like it was free and by all explanations used to Bogard the joint. A man who used Cocaine and is against Marijuana?
Doesn’t make much sense does it, but then not much of anything Obama does makes sense.
Taking illegal drugs to escape reality is cowardice, and we don’t need more cowards in this country.
I can sympathize with a pothead who feels betrayed by O.
Just know that better men have been betrayed by him too.
Agree 10,000% !
Why did the sheriffs (who supposedly supported Williams) let in the feds??!
Obama and his drug czar will always appreciate support from “conservatives.”
Medical marijuana may be illegal at the Federal level, but THC pills can be prescribed by a doctor.
Let me tell you how insane the WOD really is:
I broke my back several years ago. I have had a massive spinal surgery to correct the damage. I am in intense amounts of pain. Pain that is obvious on any MRI, x-ray or CT scan. There is no doubt of this in any medical expert’s eyes.
We recently moved from the state of Texas. I found out, right before we moved, that my family had been at risk of prison many times over.
See, the possession of so many Vicodin is a federal offense in the state of Texas. (Don’t ask me how it’s a ‘federal offense’ in Texas, but not in Arizona. That’s just the way it is.) Every time my husband picked up my prescription, he was breaking the law by transporting it back to our home. Until I was two weeks into my prescription, our home was a site of criminal activity. We had no idea. I’m not a drug abuser, I’m a woman with a broken back. I don’t take more than I’m prescribed and I suffer between doses. If anything, I’m *under* medicated.
My doctors were breaking the law by prescribing me so many Vicodin. I had hell just trying to find a new doctor after my old one left medicine.
Now that I’m in AZ, under the care of the military system, I just found out that they’re not authorized to prescribe anything stronger than Vicodin at low doses. When I was passing kidney stones, I had to go to the civilians for pain relief.
You know the adage, “It’s better a hundred guilty men go free than one innocent man be imprisoned”? Well, it’s better that a 1000 stoners get high than one suffering person be denied relief.
I am very bitter that Roe v Wade applies only to a woman killing her unborn child, but not to the dr/patient confidentiality when it comes to pain.
Right ... so let's repeal the laws that make them illegal. Problem solved.
How ‘bout taking drugs to escape bone-shattering pain?? Is that ‘cowardly’ to you??
Don't even bother.I worked for 20 years in the ER of a large hospital located in a major city.I know what drugs are all about.I've seen the devastation more times than I care to recall.Sounds like you need a better doctor.
Jus' sayin' ...
There are instances where it could be beneficial medically and in those cases, MS, CA, chronic pain I would say it should be allowed with strict regulations.
But the tide is turning and it will be legal soon enough. I think there will be problems with that.Its kind of similar to alcohol..Prohibition had serious problems and we still have problems when it is legal.
Having said all that, its really all political and there’s a lot ofmoney in drugs, whether you keep them ‘illegal” or turn them “legal”..and its not just the cartels...just like during prohibition ( politicians, local cops).
I’m sorry, Marie, that is horrible.
Funny how most major cancer and other organizations are against legalizing medical marijuana and have dismissed the so called “miracle” aspects of the drug as nothing.