Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Judge Reichbach's Plea for Medicinal Marijuana - for cancer patients

I do not condone illegal drug use.  However, I did write a college paper titled "Making the Case for Cannabis" in which I defended my position using Jason's own experiences with pancreatic cancer. That said, the following text is posted from this NY Daily News article that I came across today.

“...Inhaled marijuana is the only medicine that gives me some relief from nausea, stimulates my appetite, and makes it easier to fall asleep,” he wrote in an op-ed in The New York Times. “It is barbaric to deny [cancer patients] access to one substance that has proved to ameliorate our suffering.

The 65-year-old jurist, who routinely hears criminal cases involving illegal drug possession, said he enjoys a few puffs before dinner and takes more tokes before hitting the hay. His friends supply him with the weed, he said.

Reichbach was diagnosed with the fatal disease three and a half years ago and was told by doctors he had only months to live. He said a debilitating regimen of treatments has kept him going long past his life expectancy — but at a steep cost..."

Read the rest of the article here.

And for what it's worth? I made an A on that paper. :)

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