Coming Home: With Pot As All Else, Politics Is Personal

by
Abby Zimet

From Gustin Reichbach, a longtime New York State judge suffering from pancreatic cancer, a plea for palliative care that incorporates the legal use of medical marijuana as "a fundamental human and medical right." New York is now considering a bill to make it so.

"This is not a law-and-order issue; it is a medical and a human rights issue.  When palliative care is understood as a fundamental human and medical right, marijuana for medical use should be beyond controversy."

FRIENDS: Help Us Fight

Independent journalism has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies. Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook. Never before has independent media been more endangered. If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support us now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing. Thank you. -- Craig Brown, Co-founder

Support Common DreamsSupport Common Dreams

Share This Article

More in: