Saturday, February 28, 2009
Moving in the Right Direction
President Obama is moving in the right direction with these two moves. First, he is going to rescind a Bush policy that protects pharmacists and medical people who refuse to perform abortions based upon their personal feelings. If these medical professionals feel that strongly about the issue then maybe they need to be in a different profession or another area in the medical field. No matter what you think privately once you enter in to a job where you must service society you had better check your attitude at the door.
The second is the DEA is going to halt the raids for medical marijuana and leave it up to the individual states what to do about it. Currently there are 13 states that allow for medical marijuana. In my opinion in should be in all 50. There is nothing sadder than watching someone who is severely ill, or dying, and smoking pot is the only way that person is able to even eat any food or feel any relief from their disease.
"“My attitude is if the science and the doctors suggest that the best palliative care and the way to relieve pain and suffering is medical marijuana, then that’s something I’m open to,” Obama said in November 2007 at a campaign stop in Audubon, Iowa. “There’s no difference between that and morphine when it comes to just giving people relief from pain.”
I could not agree with the President more!