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.