Taking illegal drugs to escape reality is cowardice, and we don’t need more cowards in this country.
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.
I find your statement funny......because I don't see anywhere in the Constitution of these United States where the .fedgov has the authority to make any type of narcotic legal or illegal.
I see where they can raise an Army, I see where they can coin money, I see where they can regulate interstate commerce.......but I'm still not seeing where the authority to make marijuana illegal is enumerated. I looked for the Amendment making marijuana illegal, but couldn't find it. Which one was it again?
I do see under the 10th Amendment where such matters are left to the states.
Montana also has a law on the books (recently passed) that basically states any firearm, or firearm accessory manufactured in the state of Montana that remains in the state of Montana is not interstate commerce and therefore is not subject to federal firearms laws and .fedgov can stick it up where the sun never shines.
Nahhhhh, who am I kidding? We don't need those pesky Bill of Rights anyway. /s
The law is the states rule in accordance with the tenth amendment.