Here’s an interesting ruling by the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, CA, on March 15, 2007. The ruling states that the physician approved use of cannabis to “preserve bodily integrity, avoid intolerable pain, and preserve life” is not a Constitutionally protected right. Pretty good, huh? How about lets celebrate by doing the masochism tango and singing reefer madness?
Update: The above ruling was against Angel Raich, an Oakland, California, woman whose doctor says marijuana is keeping her alive. Now as a result of this ruling she can still be prosecuted on federal drug charges. Raich and her attorneys had argued that the desperately ill have the right to use marijuana to keep themselves alive when all other drugs fail. Too bad, Angel, the Feds know better! Here’s the link to the article on this. Incredible!