Burn Victim Fights to Get Medical Marijuana in San Diego

Rudy Reyes with burnsRudy Reyes with burnsRudy Reyes is, as he puts it, both a “hero and a villain.” Hero because during the 2003 Cedar fire, the then-26-year-old made sure his family got out of their Wildcat Canyon home before he tried to leave. Unable to start his car, Reyes sprinted through a wall of flames and came out burned over more than 65 percent of his body. He lost most of his left ear and part of a finger. His remaining digits are permanently disfigured. He was considered legally blind until corrective eye surgery two years ago fixed that. Despite it all, Reyes is charismatic and thoroughly likeable guy driven to make the most of his life.
Problem is, he needs marijuana to do that. The drug has proved a better option than the morphine and OxyContin he was prescribed to cope with the pain he battled during his long recovery. Even Marinol, a doctor-prescribed, concentrated form of THC, marijuana?s active ingredient, is a poor substitute for the real thing.

“It’s super-euphoric, super-addictive and toxic to the human body,” Reyes says of the Marinol, pointing to the prescription bottle that costs his insurance company $682 a month. He relies almost solely on cannabis to relieve the discomfort associated with nerve damage from the burns. And a mixture of cannabis and cocoa butter has proven a better salve than anything else he?s tried. “It stops nerve damage and hydrates the skin,” he says.

Reyes is not afraid to talk about marijuana’s medical efficacy in public, and that, in the eyes of too many, makes him a villain, especially with the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, which has been trying for more than a year to overturn Prop. 215, the law that allows people with a valid doctor?s recommendation to use marijuana for medicinal reasons.

“I’m fighting a county that has a personal vendetta against marijuana,” Reyes said.

The county, too, has refused to implement SB 420, the law that requires each county in California to issue identification cards to legitimate medical-marijuana users so that law-enforcement officers have a uniform way to determine who has a right to possess marijuana. Reyes wants that card and so he’s suing to get it, arguing through a class-action lawsuit that medical-marijuana users like him are protected under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and its “right to treatment.”

Leaving the hospital in 2004Leaving the hospital in 2004Reyes’ attorney, Mark Bluemel, filed the lawsuit last month in state court. Then, two weeks ago, Bluemel and Reyes learned the county had asked that the matter be moved to federal court.

This could present a challenge to the case because federal law doesn’t recognize marijuana’s medical value. Under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is considered a Schedule I drug, meaning it has no “accepted medical use.”

County Counsel John Sansone didn’t respond to CityBeat’s request for comment by press time, but Bluemel said the county asked for the court change because the ADA is a federal statute. He thinks the move was more likely a tactical one. “Ultimately, this is an adversarial process, and the county feels its best chances of winning is… in federal court.”

Bluemel argues, however, that the ADA supercedes the Controlled Substances Act and its classification of marijuana. “The right of disabled people to be equal is a constitutional right, and cannabis gives some disabled people the extra help that puts them on an equal plane,” he said.

“Rudy’s not promoting or in any way supporting legalization. He just wants the law to be obeyed,” Bluemel said. Reyes says he wants the ID-card program in place and then the county could implement strict regulations to discern legitimate patients and doctors from those who aren’t keeping with Prop. 215’s original intent. “Make the regulations precise,” he said.

While the county is fighting Reyes’ case, it’s also appealing a judge’s November ruling against its attempt to have Prop. 215 invalidated.

And if Reyes ends up winning? Because the case is in federal court, it “could have far-reaching affects,” Bluemel said. “You’d have a federal decision and all the other states that are not abiding by their particular medical cannabis law?that would be a decision that would help all those patients in all states, potentially.”

– Article from San Diego City Beat news

– Photos from SignOnSanDiego 2004 article



  1. Pingback: betebet

  2. Pingback: newtube tube planet45 afeu23na584 abdu23na55

  3. Pingback: freshamateurs878 abdu23na6411 abdu23na56

  4. Pingback: newtube sirius324 abdu23na9017 abdu23na67

  5. Pingback: learn more

  6. Pingback: eye doctors

  7. Pingback: Rodney Walker MCA

  8. Pingback: 15 Minute Manifestation Reviews

  9. Pingback: instagram hack

  10. Pingback: UPW London

  11. Pingback: charles

  12. Pingback: remona

  13. Pingback: browse around here

  14. Pingback: discount ray bans


  16. Pingback: casino

  17. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد سوم

  18. Pingback: Mainostoimisto

  19. Pingback: My Homepage

  20. Pingback: xyz軟體王

  21. Pingback: חנות בשר כשרה למהדרין בתל אביב

  22. Pingback: china-outdoor-goods.com

  23. Pingback: white label sportsbook

  24. Pingback: dating

  25. Pingback: domain

  26. Pingback: sildenafil generique

  27. Pingback: best legal steroids on the market

  28. Pingback: Visit this site

  29. Pingback: cazzo grosso

  30. Pingback: emp jammer

  31. Pingback: buy china goods

  32. Pingback: my latest blog post

  33. Pingback: Educação

  34. Pingback: Buy Viagra Online

  35. Pingback: コピーブランド

  36. Pingback: Ethereum

  37. Pingback: water pipe

  38. Pingback: boiler repair quuens park

  39. Pingback: mp3

  40. Pingback: vitamins

  41. Pingback: compare LG G6 prices

  42. Pingback: meeting

  43. Pingback: aliraingear.com

  44. Pingback: jake burgess

  45. Pingback: read this

  46. Pingback: coupon code

  47. Pingback: bleeding during pregnancy

  48. Pingback: תפילין לבר מצווה

  49. Pingback: תפילין לבר מצווה בלוד

  50. Pingback: סופר סת"ם בלוד

  51. Pingback: hemp oil

  52. Pingback: cannabis oil capsules for sale

  53. Pingback: Lotto Dominator Reviews

  54. Pingback: licensed moneylender

  55. Pingback: licensed moneylender

  56. Pingback: typing software

  57. Pingback: graphic design money secrets

  58. Pingback: Flower delivery singapore

  59. Pingback: bankruptcy lawyers

  60. Pingback: big farm mobile harvest hack

  61. Pingback: Clicking Here

  62. Pingback: jake burgess

  63. Pingback: Fake Oakleys for Sale

  64. Pingback: geico auto quote

  65. Pingback: low cost insurance

  66. Pingback: Get More Information

  67. Pingback: white label casino

  68. Pingback: drone-works

  69. Pingback: matthew pillmore

  70. Pingback: divorce lawyer 816-524-0404

  71. Pingback: product reviews

  72. Pingback: wordpress support

  73. Pingback: vermiculite

  74. Pingback: awesome webservice apps 2018

  75. Pingback: Limo Vancouver BC

  76. Pingback: daltile granite

  77. Pingback: http://sexmake.com/

  78. Pingback: آینه بغل

  79. Pingback: wedding gowns

  80. Pingback: linux dedicated servers

  81. Pingback: xxx porn

  82. Pingback: skin lightening

  83. Pingback: excel guide

  84. Pingback: excel tutorial

  85. Pingback: fake gucci belt

  86. Pingback: read review

  87. Pingback: click this

  88. Pingback: review

  89. Pingback: try this web-site

  90. Pingback: GEARS IPTV

  91. Pingback: walmart1

  92. Pingback: walmartone

  93. Pingback: wedding gowns toronto

  94. Pingback: covers accessories

  95. Pingback: walmartone

  96. Pingback: earn money

  97. Pingback: walmartone

  98. Pingback: FUCK YOU PRETTY BOY

  99. Pingback: dental offices córdoba

  100. Pingback: Levitra 10mg

  101. Pingback: Office website

  102. Pingback: michael kors australia

  103. Pingback: buy blueray porn hd

  104. Pingback: free porn sites

  105. Pingback: iphone case

  106. Pingback: Jogos Kizi

  107. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  108. Pingback: best porn site

  109. Pingback: best free porn

  110. Pingback: c2e-sports-extremes.com

  111. Pingback: reference-mp3.com

  112. Pingback: best porn

  113. Pingback: salut-les-filles.com

  114. Pingback: nike shoes for kids on sale

  115. Pingback: agctrenque-menuiserie.com

  116. Pingback: get bigger naturally

  117. Pingback: bitcoin

  118. Pingback: poker

  119. Pingback: Live Video Chat With Santa Claus

  120. Pingback: homemade porn sites

  121. Pingback: instagram porn

  122. Pingback: top porn sites

  123. Pingback: Luft til luft varmepumpe

  124. Pingback: safe porn sites

  125. Pingback: best porn

  126. Pingback: anthony morrison

  127. Pingback: personal injury lawyer

  128. Pingback: vip financial education

  129. Pingback: Pinganillo

  130. Pingback: louboutin australia

  131. Pingback: satin al

  132. Pingback: anthony morrison

  133. Pingback: Mathematics

  134. Pingback: porn sites

  135. Pingback: black tea benefits

  136. Pingback: pet boxes

  137. Pingback: cheap michael kors

  138. Pingback: Camera & Photo

  139. Pingback: casino games

  140. Pingback: enters insurance

  141. Pingback: wholesale snapbacks

  142. Pingback: michael kors factory outlet

  143. Pingback: buy google hacklink

  144. Pingback: buy hacklink

  145. Pingback: bath bimbs

  146. Pingback: momschips review

  147. Pingback: aer conditionat cu montaj in 24 ore

  148. Pingback: soğuk sıkım zeytinyağı

  149. Pingback: Schlüsseldienst Köln

  150. Pingback: breast bigger

  151. Pingback: mom porn

  152. Pingback: mspy reviews

  153. Pingback: Yahoo Finance

  154. Pingback: visit the following web site

  155. Pingback: similar web page

  156. Pingback: just click the up coming internet site

  157. Pingback: xxx tube sex

  158. Pingback: old computer equipment recycling

  159. Pingback: poker

  160. Pingback: Arvind Pandit

  161. Pingback: http://cupalime.com.temp.realssl.com/Default.aspx?tabid=78&mid=428&ctl=ArticleView&articleId=129&language=en-US

  162. Pingback: news24

  163. Pingback: Find Out More

  164. Pingback: Ramona

  165. Pingback: sexmag

  166. Pingback: real ghost stories

  167. Pingback: mobile accessories

  168. Pingback: smart film glass

  169. Pingback: Google blackhat

  170. Pingback: war dragons cheat no survey

  171. Pingback: Stretchy car seat cover

  172. Pingback: دانلود فیلم رگ خواب

  173. Pingback: zenofem reviews

  174. Pingback: prostara review

  175. Pingback: Black Friday Coupons

  176. Pingback: eyevage review

  177. Pingback: menoquil review

  178. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  179. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  180. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  181. Pingback: best way to win in a casino

  182. Pingback: steel wire

  183. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  184. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  185. Pingback: buy hacklink google

  186. Pingback: pirater un compte facebook

  187. Pingback: لینکدونی فروش

  188. Pingback: نهنگ عنبر

  189. Pingback: Disini Olahraga

  190. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  191. Pingback: game hack

  192. Pingback: check my site

  193. Pingback: sexto

  194. Pingback: Olah Raga dan Olah Rasa

  195. Pingback: SkinAlley

  196. Pingback: Get More Information

  197. Pingback: Authentiek Jassen canada goose

  198. Pingback: free porn app

  199. Pingback: Stroller cover

  200. Pingback: brutalxxxporn amputee porn

  201. Pingback: billboard

  202. Pingback: Breastfeeding scarf

  203. Pingback: Nursing cover

  204. Pingback: دانلود فیلم نهنگ عنبر 2

  205. Pingback: headhunting

  206. Pingback: دانلود فیلم اینه بغل

  207. Pingback: دانلود سریال شهرزاد فصل دوم

  208. Pingback: دانلود فیلم رایگان

  209. Pingback: دانلود فیلم رایگان

  210. Pingback: پنجره کرج

  211. Pingback: how many love spells can you do at once

  212. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  213. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  214. Pingback: usuwanie dpf

  215. Pingback: ship car overseas

  216. Pingback: https://storify.com/jimstephenson20/followers

  217. Pingback: https://trello.com/jimstephens10

  218. Pingback: payday loans

  219. Pingback: Togel Online

  220. Pingback: Judi Togel

  221. Pingback: cramster textbook solutions

  222. Pingback: learn colors with balls for children

  223. Pingback: دانلود فیلم نهنگ عنبر

  224. Pingback: buy illegal backlinks

  225. Pingback: cheap jordans

  226. Pingback: cloud vape pen

  227. Pingback: huge blackhead

  228. Pingback: personnel recruitment consulting

  229. Pingback: Easiest Way To Make Money Online

  230. Pingback: Judi Togel

  231. Pingback: Tina

  232. Pingback: commercial real estate wordpress themes

  233. Pingback: garden bridges

  234. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  235. Pingback: download

  236. Pingback: دانلود

  237. Pingback: bowls chip

  238. Pingback: karajupvc

  239. Pingback: live sex cams

  240. Pingback: maintenance

  241. Pingback: gay porn

  242. Pingback: Learn colors

  243. Pingback: unique gifts

  244. Pingback: garden

  245. Pingback: Web Design

  246. Pingback: Coral

  247. Pingback: دانلود

  248. Pingback: Portal

  249. Pingback: پنجره

  250. Pingback: قیمت پنجره دوجداره

  251. Pingback: instagram porn

  252. Pingback: Bad Cat

  253. Pingback: دانلود

  254. Pingback: karaj

  255. Pingback: download best

  256. Pingback: دانلود فیلم اکسیدان

  257. Pingback: ed sheeran album

  258. Pingback: buy proxies

  259. Pingback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bld2NoB1hBI

  260. Pingback: hop over to here

  261. Pingback: garden bridge

  262. Pingback: SEO Services London

  263. Pingback: google hd porn

  264. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  265. Pingback: https://kdp.amazon.com/community/profile.jspa?userID=1152453

  266. Pingback: پنجره

  267. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  268. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  269. Pingback: پنجره ضد سرقت

  270. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  271. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  272. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  273. Pingback: upvc

  274. Pingback: how to buy bitcoin

  275. Pingback: rent home

  276. Pingback: voucher codes

  277. Pingback: Limos Bus Vancouver BC

  278. Pingback: par l�

  279. Pingback: financial news

  280. Pingback: Carpet Cleaning fort hood TX

  281. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره ویستایست

  282. Pingback: قیمت پنجره

  283. Pingback: آموزش پنجره دوجداره

  284. Pingback: دانلود

  285. Pingback: http://urladda.com/5J5J

  286. Pingback: saiba como consultar cpf

  287. Pingback: Fuel Injection Service

  288. Pingback: game

  289. Pingback: دانلود قسمت دوم عالیجناب

  290. Pingback: 食品

  291. Pingback: 16 دانلود شهرزاد

  292. Pingback: دانلود سریال شهرزاد قسمت 16

  293. Pingback: https://vue-forums.uit.tufts.edu/user/profile/436611.page

  294. Pingback: http://www.mfpc.tv/ch/userinfo.php?uid=4613509

  295. Pingback: zobacz

  296. Pingback: Social Media Marketing

  297. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  298. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت سیزده 13

  299. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت 15

  300. Pingback: cheats clash royale 2017

  301. Pingback: vpm

  302. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  303. Pingback: ping g30 driver

  304. Pingback: source de l�info

  305. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هشتم شهرزاد

  306. Pingback: mdansby software

  307. Pingback: Porn World

  308. Pingback: coin-banks cryptocurrency

  309. Pingback: coin-banks.com

  310. Pingback: coin-banks trading

  311. Pingback: coin-banks trading

  312. Pingback: coin-banks bitcoin

  313. Pingback: bitcoin hft

  314. Pingback: i88Cash

  315. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هفتم شهرزاد دوم

  316. Pingback: cr coins hack

  317. Pingback: jake burgess west virginia

  318. Pingback: kinesphere

  319. Pingback: zynga poker chips for sale

  320. Pingback: casino gamble video poker

  321. Pingback: دانلود قسمت پنجم شهرزاد

  322. Pingback: دانلود موزیک

  323. Pingback: groin brace support

  324. Pingback: پنجره

  325. Pingback: Acne Facial Treatments Hallandale Beach

  326. Pingback: Acne Facial Treatments Hallandale Beach

  327. Pingback: پنجره ضد سرقت المانی

  328. Pingback: ساخت پنجره دوجداره

  329. Pingback: شرکت تولیدی پنجره دوجداره

  330. Pingback: love horoscope compatibility libra cancer

  331. Pingback: دانلود فیلم سریال عاشقانه

  332. Pingback: قیمت پنجره

  333. Pingback: پنجره دو سه جداره ساخت فروش در ایران

  334. Pingback: videos porno

  335. Pingback: porno

  336. Pingback: porno

  337. Pingback: videos porno

  338. Pingback: videos porno

  339. Pingback: porno gratis

  340. Pingback: porno gratis

  341. Pingback: videos porno

  342. Pingback: videos porno

  343. Pingback: videos porno

  344. Pingback: Admission via Good Donation in any medical college

  345. Pingback: porno

  346. Pingback: Ronna

  347. Pingback: دانلود قسمت اول شهرزاد دوم

  348. Pingback: دانلود قسمت پنجم شهرزاد دوم

  349. Pingback: Loyola College for Sale by CollegeDunia

  350. Pingback: دانلود قسمت اول شهرزاد دوم

  351. Pingback: online casino

  352. Pingback: online movies

  353. Pingback: scissor lift service

  354. Pingback: Free Stuff Worldwide

  355. Pingback: Dillion Harper

  356. Pingback: lesbian porn

  357. Pingback: Paleo Diet

  358. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هفتم فصل دوم شهرزاد

  359. Pingback: sosyalmarketim sakin kullanmayin

  360. Pingback: Allie Haze

  361. Pingback: Marley Brinx

  362. Pingback: دانلود قسمت 17 عاشقانه

  363. Pingback: دانلود قسمت 10 شهرزاد دوم

  364. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت هفتم فصل دوم

  365. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت نهم فصل دوم

  366. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت دوازدهم فصل دوم

  367. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هشتم شهرزاد دوم

  368. Pingback: دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2aaadffdsvc

  369. Pingback: alcoholism symptoms

  370. Pingback: دانلود رایگان قسمت 8 هشتم سریال شهرزاد فصل دوم 2

  371. Pingback: xmt85c4wx5ctwxw3tcerthve56