The Medical-Marijuana Ban

American VoicesPoliticsdrugs ISSUE 37•19 May 9, 2001

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled 8-0 that federal law does not allow a "medical necessity" exception to the ban on marijuana use. What do you think?

  • “Good. Medical marijuana is a gateway drug, and many who use it go on to use stronger stuff–even engaging in full-blown chemotherapy.”

    Diane Denkinger –
    Realtor

  • “Luckily, people with health problems still have the healing powers of alcohol at their disposal.”

    David Dawson –
    Mechanic

  • “You know, those Cheech & Chong movies come off as very warm and human if you see them as simple dramas about two dying friends.”

    Patti D'Andrea –
    Tour Guide

  • “What? I can't believe I voted for David Souter in the High Times Hemp 100.”

    Radu Manogian –
    File Clerk

  • “The terminally ill need to learn that you can have fun without all the drugs.”

    Burt Allenby –
    Systems Analyst

  • “If they really wanted to stop people from smoking pot, they should legalize medical marijuana. Under this country's health-care system, nobody would be able to get it.”

    Marlon Edwards –
    Civil Engineer