Regarding the Supreme Court on the medicinal use of marijuana:
It's time the court review not the benefits or dangers of marijuana, but
simply how people may be benefited from its use.
When the court hears arguments about medical benefits it will not hear the
stories of how people can be more comfortable living with deadly
conditions, nor the stories from parents of their children being addicted
to the illegal drug.
They will only hear the phrase "smoking marijuana," and will never allow
this phrase to be used legally in the United States. Many far more
dangerous and addictive drugs, such as codeine and Special K, are legal in
the United States when administered and controlled by registered medical
In their arguments, proponents would be well served to encourage U.S. drug
companies to develop a marijuana inhalant or other ways to use marijuana
Until the benefits are medically separated from the phrase "smoking
marijuana," all arguments are irrelevant.