Don’t Bogart That Joint – It’s Medicine!
An Obviously Critically Ill Patient Takes Her Medication
Never let it be said that San Francisco turned its back on its sick and infirm. No, America – not this City by the Bay. In an incredible act of compassion generally unseen in America, this super-caring community has exempted “medical marijuana” smokers from the strict ban it is considering imposing on outdoor smoking.
No doubt the Nobel Committee will demonstrate the same level of insight it did in awarding the 2009 Peace Prize to Barack Obama by recognizing San Fran’s compassionate commitment to unimpeded access to medication for all – and as a result, will award the Nobel Prize in Medicine to
Cheech and Chong the Golden Gate City.
Smoking anything other than medically-prescribed marijuana at San Francisco street fairs, festivals and other outdoor events held on city property would be banned under the proposed legislation. Here’s the bill’s sponsor, city supervisor Eric Mar:
“It’s widely known that secondhand smoke is responsible for as many as 73,000 deaths among non-smokers each year in the United States, and there is no safe level of exposure. [My bill is] carefully crafted to exclude smaller neighborhood organized events such as block parties. And also, importantly, it does not prohibit the use of medical cannabis.”
Memo to those of you who are not pot heads: When those who aggressively advocate for the legalization of marijuana want to appear to superior in knowledge to the rest of us on the subject, they smugly refer to “cannabis” vs. “marijuana.” Trust me on this one; I know several fried idiots who could set your hair on fire.
Here’s the bottom line: Speaking as a non-smoker who is sensitive to cigarette smoke who also favors laws banning smoking in all public places, the whole “medical marijuana” charade has become a complete joke. So-called ‘marijuana clinics” in California look more like head shops than drug stores. The idea of “medical marijuana patients” toking away to their hearts’ content in public is ludicrous.
While the ‘medical marijuana’ charade is another post for another time, this is (unbelievably) a topic on which the Rat and the O-man seem to agree; the Regime has been cracking down on the the ‘medical marijuana’ industry for some time. (Incidentally, I bet you didn’t know that, did you? What are the chances you would have known about it had the evil George Bush done the same? Pot heads the country over would have taken to the streets – high, of course.)
If Mar’s bill becomes law, event sponsors in San Francisco would be required to post “No Smoking” signs and make “No Smoking” announcements at all street fairs, festivals and other outdoor events. But, as is often the case in the Golden State, guess what? Mar said he does not foresee the city being able to actively enforcement a tobacco ban if it does become law. This, of course, raises the obvious question: WTF?
Bummer. All that work. Up in Smoke?
This whole thing gives me a headache; pass me that joint.