Alabama Libertarians back medical marijuana bill
The issue of medical marijuana raises the age-old dilemma of what to do, go for improvements for some people in the immediate future, or hold out for freedom for everybody in a more distant future? Alabama Vice Chairman of the LP, Stephen Gordon, says:
“The vast majority of people are recognizing that this is a medical issue, a compassion issue, not a marijuana legalization issue.”Why not? I believe profoundly in the compassionate nature of man, but Gordon vice chairs the Libertarian Party, not the Compassionate Party. Why isn’t he coming down on the side of liberty for everybody?
Also interesting is the quote about a presumably ill woman.
“Using even the legal, pharmaceutical version of marijuana, Marinol, makes Campbell violently nauseous. Marijuana is the only drug that allows her to simultaneously fight nausea and pain -- so her husband buys Campbell's medicine from drug dealers on the street.”I wonder whether state sponsored weed in Alabama will fall on its face like it did in the Netherlands, where the government tried to salvage the project by hiring professors who claim that (semi-)illegally sold marijuana is infested with germs and molds.