Yesterday the Minnesota Senate approved a bill by a vote of 36 to 28 that would legalize medicinal marijuana. During the debate my State Senator Dave Sejem made this comment:
"Just think about it. Do the people of Minnesota really want marijuana to be legalized in the name of medicine? I don't think they do."
Yeah Dave, legalizing marijuana for pain and nausea relief would just be the beginning. Next thing you know really addictive and harmful drugs like morphine would be legalized for medical use also.
Oh wait morphine is already legal.
To ban the medicinal use of marijuana is beyond the pale. All the arguments from the drug warriors and the grandstanding politicians show the danger of uncaring big powerful government.
The poor drug warriors claim legalizing medicinal marijuana will make their job fighting the war on a plant tougher. It is a ridiculous claim, but even if it were true it does not justify the unneeded suffering of innocent human beings.