Medical Marijuana

American VoicesPolitics ISSUE 30•17 Dec 3, 1996

California recently approved a referendum permitting, in certain cases, the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. What do you think of doctors being allowed to legally prescribe the drug?

  • “I am permitted to smoke dope because I have, like, the flu and shit.”

    Julie Meyers –
    Teacher

  • “One time when I was sick, my dad gave me a big fattie, only it wasn't the kind you smoke.”

    Adam Feuerstein –
    State Senator

  • “I am a Bay Area surgeon, and I recently pioneered a new open-heart surgery technique where a big bag of weed is dropped into the patient's open chest cavity. Results have been mixed.”

    Michael Hiller –
    Surgeon

  • “I'd never smoke weed if I had cancer, man. I might freak out and get all paranoid and be, like, 'Whoa! I've got cancer, man!'”

    Rajeev Thakker –
    Architect

  • “Now if my doctor could just prescribe me some pizza delivered to my place, I'd be fuckin' set.”

    Todd Pollack –
    Lawyer

  • “I like to whip up a marijuana poultice and apply it to my muscles when they ache. I also pour heroin into some hot water for a dandy foot massage!”

    Cristina Tendero –
    Systems Analyst

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