Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Dying Woman Loses Marijuana Appeal

Can't have a cheap and easy to produce drug that saves lives.

I can't think of a high priced, prescription drug that has been as thoroughly tested and has fewer side effects.

It doesn't cause heart valve defects or strokes or blood clots or blindness.

The real problem with it is that everyone knows how it's produced and that fields of it could be easily grown.

Big pharmaceuticals could never charge $20 a pill for a synthetic version of it. So illegal it is.

Even if it means cancer patients are in pain and starving to death.

-Tasha

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California woman whose doctor says marijuana is the only medicine keeping her alive is not immune from federal prosecution on drug charges, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

The case was brought by Angel Raich, an Oakland mother of two who suffers from scoliosis, a brain tumor, chronic nausea and other ailments. On her doctor's advice, she eats or smokes marijuana every couple of hours to ease her pain and bolster a nonexistent appetite as conventional drugs did not work.

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