Tammara’s earlier post about LA’s relaxed Marijuana Laws sparked quite a bit of discussion on our internal mailing list. We realized that we were having all the fun and should let you folks chime in as well. Here’s some of our thoughts, what are yours?
Ben pointed out that he knows a guy who knows a guy who is a medical marijuana user:
“there is really no reason for him to have said medical marijuana but he paid a guy some money and told him he had chronic back pain. not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, but still, it’s worth noting.”
Wil followed up by asking:
“Doesn’t that actually undermine the legitimate claims that AIDS sufferers or cancer patients have for the use of medical marijuana?
I don’t use the marijuana (or anything else) but I think drug laws are a stupid pile of shit that cause more crime than they prevent, so I welcomed the passage of the medical marijuana laws. But isn’t it going to give prohibitionists an opportunity to shut down medical marijuana clinics if they can go on some crusade and show that people without “legitimate” claims are buying the weed?”