Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Today I paid a visit to the marijuana store. Even after a couple of years, I'm amazed that I can legally walk into a shop and buy this stuff.
It's legal because I'm afflicted with Parkinson's Disease, most likely due to years-long exposure to paraquat and maneb, whose effects were worsened by smoking and statin drugs.
Currently, marijuana is prescribed legally as a remedy for relief of the symptoms of everything from arthritis to AIDS in 12 states, available "under special circumstances" in four more. The central government takes a dim view of all this activity. Drug Enforcement Administration personnel see it as a sneaky form of resisting their "War on Drugs," which is really a war on us.