It's also now no secret that New York Supreme Court Justice Gustin Reichbach smokes marijuana (quite illegally) to help him deal with the chronic pain of his pancreatic cancer:
|NY Supreme Court Justice Gustin|
Reichbach has pancreatic cancer, and
the marijuana he needs to treat the
pain makes him a criminal.
“I did not foresee that after having dedicated myself for 40 years to a life of the law, including more than two decades as a New York State judge, my quest for ameliorative and palliative care would lead me to marijuana.”
“Inhaled marijuana is the only medicine that gives me some relief from nausea, stimulates my appetite, and makes it easier to fall asleep. The oral synthetic substitute, Marinol, prescribed by my doctors, was useless. Rather than watch the agony of my suffering, friends have chosen, at some personal risk, to provide the substance. I find a few puffs of marijuana before dinner gives me ammunition in the battle to eat. A few more puffs at bedtime permits desperately needed sleep.”And what does Judge Jim Gray have to say about situations like those his colleague finds himself in?
|Judge Jim Gray, LP VP candidate|
has fought for years to reform US
drug policy and get medical marijuana
into the hands of sufferers like
My goodness with regard to other issues there are probably tens of thousands of people in our country today that are in unnecessary pain.
Why? Because their medical Drs. are so intimidated by the DEA that they’re afraid to prescribe enough pain medication to keep them out of pain & it’s awfully hard to get too upset with the Drs. because the DEA is making them do file double & triplicate or quadruplicate & they’re hounding them.
It’s the same potential sanction with medical marijuana. The federal government is making all kinds of noises about prosecuting or certainly taking away the license of medical Drs. So a lot of them feel that it just isn’t worth it, I’m just not going to do that & it’s hard to quarrel with them.The only politicians with the will, and the opportunity to help people like Justice Reichbach are Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate, Judge Jim Gray.
Go see for yourself.