Monday, June 20, 2005

Medical Marijuana

My take on the Raich medical-marijuana case is posted here at The Future of Freedom Foundation website.

3 Comments:

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Mira de Vries said...

Sheldon, you wrote, "...medical-marijuana laws are inappropriate in a free society." I hope you think the same about all other medical laws.

 
At 2:35 PM, Blogger Sheldon Richman said...

But of course. Doesn't the full paragraph make that clear?

"These questions show that medical-marijuana laws are inappropriate in a free society, which should respect the right of all adults to use whatever substances they wish. Laws such as the Compassionate Use Act are examples of misplaced compassion. Sick people need freedom, not permission, however compassionate the motive. So do we all."

 
At 1:51 PM, Blogger Mira de Vries said...

You said: "Doesn't the full paragraph make that clear?"

It does to me, but unless you specifically add it, people will not think of prescription drugs. On the other hand, I can understand the necessity of winning one battle at a time.

 

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