Let me get this straight: Libertarians are mostly conservative, and more of them are opposed to assisted (medical) suicide than favor it.
Those same libertarians do favor the legalization of marijuana (and other "recreational" drugs), and almost invariably support "Medical Marijuana" proposals, since it is a definite step in their direction.
Maybe thinking libertarians might reconsider that issue, now that the medical evidence is in on how destructive it is.
Five times more destructive to lung tissue to smoke one joint than one cigarette.
Think about that for a moment, my libertarian friends (and I have quite a few of them).
What part of "therapy" or "delivery of a beneficial substance (marinol) into the body" fits with bronchial destruction of this level?
To me, users of "medical" marijuana are deluding themselves that they are improving ANY aspect of their health. When you consider the fact that the dosage of marinol in smoked marijuana is totally UNcontrolled, and now the new information of the destructiveness of the smoking to lung tissue, there isn't much therapeutic or "medicinal" about the experience at all, is there?
I know what the pot lovers will say: Yeah But...the (fill in your benefit here..................) outweighs the damage.
Think so, eh?
You can apply that same logic to an even better therapy for your headaches, glaucoma, depression or whatever condition you "medicate" yourself for with smoked marijuana.
It's simply putting a loaded handgun to your head and pulling the trigger.
Instant relief of symptoms, same disregard for the health of the whole body.
But, you'd have to change your attitude about assisted suicide, so maybe you won't consider Handgun Therapy.
Good, you've demonstrated that there at least a few brain cells left. Now put those to good use and quit smoking dope "for medicine". If you smoke it, admit you are killing yourself, prepare to meet your Maker, and fire it up!
Hypocrisy is sooooo NOT conservative.