Archive for May 28th, 2009


Legal weed in IL?

May 28, 2009

Looks like a bill to give doctors the right to prescribe medical marijuana to seriously ill patients passed the state senate. Its not my thing, but I know plenty of my fellow Tumor Assassins find great pain relief and appetite boosts from a dance with Mary Jane. Even if you oppose drug use, I would hope you might have some compassion for people who are in pain. Trust me, the last thing you want to do while you’re in chemo is set up a meet with a drug dealer. Even if its a friend of a friend of a friend type thing, etiquette requires the buyer to “hang out” for a bit with your salesman. I had no energy to visit with my real friends during treatment, let alone make small talk with a professional stoner. Can you just imagine me in that situation? “Nice lava lamp, dude.”

I suspect the¬†government will make the dispensing of weed just as irritating and complicated in its own way, but at least¬†patients won’t have to worry about getting arrested. Or buying incense.