Thursday, February 05, 2004
Democrats and Medical Marijuana
Thank goodness, I finally have a legitimate reason to dislike John Edwards. I've had a bad feeling about him from Day 1, even though I couldn't really put my finger on anything in particular that offended me about him.
Well, now I've learned that Edwards has stated that it would be "irresponsible" to stop arresting medical marijuana patients. O.k. John, are you prepared to turn yourself in to the Feds if you take another aspirin ever again? What about NyQuil? It's very responsible for our government to waste millions of dollars and incarcerate our citizens for ingesting a substance that helps them feel better - especially when many of them are terminally ill.
Both Senator Kerry and Gen. Wesley Clark have pledged to end the Bush administration's raids on medical marijuana patients and providers. Kucinich and Sharpton both support decriminalization of the plant outright.