May 16, 2005


. . . writes about the Supremes taking their sweet time adjudicating California's medical marijuana law; it's a nice summary of the legal issues involved.

Here's my constitutional reasoning: we passed a freakin' law. For the Feds to come in here and arrest cancer patients who are following state law is just outrageous.

Growing dope and then smoking it is not commerce, any more than knitting a scarf and wearing it is. If the weed wasn't purchased, you must acquit.

If SCOTUS upholds the Feds on this, I'm going to scream. And you'll be able to hear me around the world. After that, I'll hold my breath until I turn blue. Then I'll join the tunnel-vision single-issue losers at NORML, out of frustration.

Posted by Attila at May 16, 2005 01:53 AM

I'll come with you.

Posted by: gail at May 16, 2005 05:21 AM


Posted by: k at May 16, 2005 10:01 AM

Can an employer fire an employee if he/she doesn't pass a drug test that envolves Medical Marijuana?

Posted by: JFH at May 16, 2005 12:38 PM

Interesting theoretical question, but a lot of the people approved to receive marijuana are too sick to work, at least full-time. And their conditions--and treatments--would be known prior to employment.

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 16, 2005 01:18 PM

When they're done with this case, maybe SCOTUS can look into some Florida cases. Here, we jail patients for taking legal, legally prescribed painkillers.

You think you got it bad? It really can get worse.

Posted by: k at May 16, 2005 04:07 PM

Nothing wrong with joining them early either. They may be single-issue, but that issue has wide applicability for the concept of individual liberty.

Posted by: Desert Cat at May 16, 2005 10:10 PM

Yes. And I've been a single-issue "loser" forever WRT the NRA and All Things Gunny.

So it's probably time.

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 16, 2005 10:41 PM

Heh! Look at your google ads. Can they zero in or what?

Posted by: Desert Cat at May 16, 2005 11:28 PM

I'm seeing ads for hotels in Weed, CA; gardening supplies; and two ads for "vaporizers," which appear to be the latest alternatives to bongs, I mean water pipes.

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 17, 2005 09:32 AM

Right. Growing and using supplies. Nobody grows tomatoes indoors under HID lights. ;)

Posted by: Desert Cat at May 17, 2005 12:37 PM

Shocked, shocked!

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 17, 2005 01:57 PM

Great. Good ol' Florida. After the turnkey hydroponics and Medical Marijuana Pro/Con ads, I see:

Help for Marijuana Addict.
And where? It's a Florida facility.


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