I just want the stupidity to end

I may not write much on this blog as I have several others and am working on promoting my book, but I did want to say a few things. I have fibromyalgia, and while this isn't AIDS or cancer the pain is awful some days. Could marijuana help me? I don't know and I don't dare find out because I fear the police raiding my home if I apply for medical marijuana. Being bipolar I can be paranoid at times but this isn't paranoia--people who are medical marijuana users have had their homes invaded. I shudder when I hear of the terrible way they have been treated. Often they are very ill. This kind of trauma is more than they can bear. I have wanted to get marijuana legalized for a long time, but not because of my own personal wishes. It's for others more than for myself, although if it were legalized I would definitely see if it would help my fibromyalgia. I don't want to take prescription pain killers, they have terrible side effects. Many of them make me sick. Isn't the bigger crime the fact that there is a readily available possibility for helping people with chronic pain and we have to fear being treated like criminals? I'm ready to do whatever I can, even if it is only small things. I stand behind ending the criminalization of a substance that is in reality less harmful than alcohol.
Permission to Reprint: This article is licensed under a modified Creative Commons Attribution license.
Looking for the easiest way to join the anti-drug war movement? You've found it!

Things you can do...

Vote for Ron Paul - the most aggressive presidential candidate in ending the drug war (as well as the other wars that punish the minorities, lower and middle classes) and stabilizing the dollar.

If you can't stomach voting for a republican in the general election - and you're not tuned in to politics, register as a republican (if your state requires it) and vote for Ron Paul in your primary or caucus.

You can re-register as whatever party you want after the primary/caucus, and vote for whomever you want in the general election.

Getting Ron Paul the nomination is the only way to have decent drug war discussion on a national level.

Kucinich is good too, but he doesn't have the support to garnish a national audience.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <i> <blockquote> <p> <address> <pre> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <br> <b>

More information about formatting options

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Drug War Issues

Criminal JusticeAsset Forfeiture, Collateral Sanctions (College Aid, Drug Taxes, Housing, Welfare), Court Rulings, Drug Courts, Due Process, Felony Disenfranchisement, Incarceration, Policing (2011 Drug War Killings, 2012 Drug War Killings, 2013 Drug War Killings, 2014 Drug War Killings, 2015 Drug War Killings, 2016 Drug War Killings, 2017 Drug War Killings, Arrests, Eradication, Informants, Interdiction, Lowest Priority Policies, Police Corruption, Police Raids, Profiling, Search and Seizure, SWAT/Paramilitarization, Task Forces, Undercover Work), Probation or Parole, Prosecution, Reentry/Rehabilitation, Sentencing (Alternatives to Incarceration, Clemency and Pardon, Crack/Powder Cocaine Disparity, Death Penalty, Decriminalization, Defelonization, Drug Free Zones, Mandatory Minimums, Rockefeller Drug Laws, Sentencing Guidelines)CultureArt, Celebrities, Counter-Culture, Music, Poetry/Literature, Television, TheaterDrug UseParaphernalia, Vaping, ViolenceIntersecting IssuesCollateral Sanctions (College Aid, Drug Taxes, Housing, Welfare), Violence, Border, Budgets/Taxes/Economics, Business, Civil Rights, Driving, Economics, Education (College Aid), Employment, Environment, Families, Free Speech, Gun Policy, Human Rights, Immigration, Militarization, Money Laundering, Pregnancy, Privacy (Search and Seizure, Drug Testing), Race, Religion, Science, Sports, Women's IssuesMarijuana PolicyGateway Theory, Hemp, Marijuana -- Personal Use, Marijuana Industry, Medical MarijuanaMedicineMedical Marijuana, Science of Drugs, Under-treatment of PainPublic HealthAddiction, Addiction Treatment (Science of Drugs), Drug Education, Drug Prevention, Drug-Related AIDS/HIV or Hepatitis C, Harm Reduction (Methadone & Other Opiate Maintenance, Needle Exchange, Overdose Prevention, Pill Testing, Safer Injection Sites)Source and Transit CountriesAndean Drug War, Coca, Hashish, Mexican Drug War, Opium ProductionSpecific DrugsAlcohol, Ayahuasca, Cocaine (Crack Cocaine), Ecstasy, Heroin, Ibogaine, ketamine, Khat, Kratom, Marijuana (Gateway Theory, Marijuana -- Personal Use, Medical Marijuana, Hashish), Methamphetamine, New Synthetic Drugs (Synthetic Cannabinoids, Synthetic Stimulants), Nicotine, Prescription Opiates (Fentanyl, Oxycontin), Psilocybin / Magic Mushrooms, Psychedelics (LSD, Mescaline, Peyote, Salvia Divinorum)YouthGrade School, Post-Secondary School, Raves, Secondary School