Feds Should Stop Fighting Connecticut Medical Marijuana

To all appearances, Connecticut is well on the way to making medical marijuana available to people who are suffering from certain serious illnesses. Regulations have been drafted and will be voted on by a legislative committee next month. Physicians have thus far certified 660 patients as eligible for the palliative substance. Proposals for production facilities have surfaced in Watertown and Middletown, with others on the way.

But there remains one nagging, unresolved issue: It is still a federal crime to use, cultivate, dispense or possess marijuana. Indeed, since 2009 the Justice Department has conducted more than 170 aggressive raids in inie medical marijuana states, according to the advocacy group Americans for Safe Access.

Connecticut officials think they have crafted a strict, tightly regulated law that will not draw the attention of federal authorities. We hope they are right. The better option is to end the disconnect between state and federal laws, so people with cancer, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other ailments can, if they choose, use marijuana to gain some measure of relief.

– Read the entire article at The Hartford Courant.



  1. Ray DiPasquale on

    The government is like the witchfinder general and law enforcement are the witchfinder assistants to put anyone they deem hereticts and process them to draconian tests in which the outcome will be decreed they are evil when the oppressors themselves and their tactics are the most embodiment of evil,diabolical, and sinister then those who are being oppressed and taking all resources in this process and deeming those resources demonic as payment.The witchfinder general and his assistants will then meander the countryside looking for the next set of victims to defile.

  2. Mrs. Ratsrectum on

    The feds get away with everything from CIA dealing in everything from heroin during Nam and crack in Iran-Contra, from weapons in Iran-Contra to weapons in Fast & Furious, from manufacturing (lying) evidence to go to war against Iraq to torture (rendition, waterboarding, electrocution, from killing a guy in Florida during the interrogation related to the Boston Marathon bombings to spying on journalists and Americans in general.

    They are Not doing this in the name of the people, Not in My name!

    Snowden, if he does have some really heavy shit, he might as well just let the entire fart out, stinky as it may be. There are some parts of southern Russia that are mild where palm trees grow. It’s not tropical South America, but who would blame Putin if Snowden spilled the rest of the beans for asylun. So he’d have to learn Russian, the alhpabet. So much for Spanish, Mr. Snowden. Maybe Putin will give asylum and then when the smoke clears you can go to Ecuador or Venezuela anyway. The feds aren’t showing Snowden any mercy, so why is he sparing them?

    The federal government is this Leviathan that does whatever the hell it wants whenever the hell it wants, and these people just pull shit out of their asses to justify their actions when they go over the line, which is quite often lately, because of their fucking secret courts like the FISA court.