Richard Nixon launched the controversial war on drugs just over a
generation ago. Now, 1997, the state of California has taken a new step in
the “wrong direction” in the war on drugs. “Yes Proposition 215” won a
56% victory in the November 6, elections. Dennis Peron is a two time
federal convicted felon. If he is convicted one more time, Dennis will be
mandatoryly sentenced to death under California’s “three strikes and your
Dennis is the head of the Cannabis Buyers’ Club in San Fran. He
has been arrested many times for following his heart to help those in pain
due to various medical treatments for deadly diseases. California Attorney
General Dan Lungren is the head ringleader of San Fran’s undercover
operation to bring down the clubs. Lungren has had a grudge against
Peron ever since there fighting together in Vietnam. Lungren is the chief of
the opposition of Prop. 215.
He has contrived many destructive parties and
warrants to try and bring down Peron and the clubs. Despite all of
Lungren’s efforts, he has lost a major battle. His dirty and partially illegal
fight against the medical use of Cannabis has yet to gain him a point
scoring victory. Dennis Peron and the Cannabis Buyers’ Club plans to
expand their knowledge with surrounding states and eventually make it
nationally legal for medical patients to use “Marijuana” for their treatments.
Who are we to play God? A doctor is obligated to perform any act
possible in order to save a patient. If the act necessary includes the use of
Canabis, “Marijuana” , then by all means we should provide them with it.
We are playing with the lives of people who are in a lot of pain and are
going to die soon. We should make the last days of their lives as
painless as possible. The “war on drugs” is a impediment for those in
favor of the medical use of marijuana. It comes down to the whether
or not we want to be passionate and help those overcome the pain
associated with dreadful diseases. Unfortunately our society today
turns everything into a battle. Why can’t we work together hand in
hand, and make the last few days of these fellow Americans, whom
suffered so greatly, painless ones.
We are not talking about drug
dealers. These people have given everything asked of them to their
country. In return, I feel that we should allow them to take what ever
necessary actions needed for there own comfort. If this means the
use of marijuana for 77 year olds, then so be it.
also . .
Who are we to play God? A doctor is obligated to perform any
act possible in order to save a patient. If the act necessary includes
the use of “Marijuana” then by all means we should provide them with
it. We are playing with the lives of these people who are in a lot of
pain and are going to die soon. We should make the last days of their
lives as painless as possible.
Marijuana has been proven to help those patients who suffer
from chronic disorders such as multiple sclerosis, AIDS and epilepsy.
Marijuana, “Cannabis”, contains a substance called THC. This is the
key ingredient in this wondrous drug. Chemotherapy, which is often
given to cancer patients, causes severe nausea and extreme
vomiting. The THC in Marijuana reduces the vomiting and nausea
while alleviating pretreatment anxiety. Cannabis also helps boost
appetites for aids patients. George Santos says, “Smokable
marijuana allows a better dose control and stimulates my appetite
more effectively than Marinol (synthetic THC)” Morganthau 23 .
This miracle drug is savor for those who suffer from pain and muscle
spasms associated with epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Marijuana
reduces muscle spasms and may ease the incontinence of bladder
and bowel and relieve depression. The drugs normally used to treat
these patients have many sideffects including liver damage, seizures
and spasticity. One other adversity is the cost of the conventional
treatments. We are dealing with elderly people who do not have
hundreds of dollars to waste on partially effective drugs.
Susan Nelson has spent a large part of her life watching her
husband, Don, fight to expel the chemicals used to treat his testicular
After eighteen months of therapy, his esophagus ripped and
caused severe tissue damage. This effect was one of his body’s
many reactions to the Chemotherapy treatment. It was just a decade
later, 1988, when Susan developed lymphoma. She too underwent
the chemotherapy. Instead .