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'War on Drugs' Sadism: Dying Cancer Patient in Hospice Arrested For Cannabis Possession

• By Ben Bartee

Via The Guardian:

"Hospital staff in Kansas called the police on a man dying of cancer who was using cannabis products to cope with his symptoms…

The encounter took place in mid-December, when police in the city of Hays say two officers showed up at the cancer patient's hospital room to issue him a citation for a drug violation. Police also took away a vaping device and cannabis product that hospital staff had already confiscated….

Greg Bretz, the 69-year-old cancer patient… who has terminal, inoperable cancer, was issued a 'must appear' citation for drug possession."

This is where extra-basic Karen-esque let-me-speak-to-the-manager "law and order" people chime in with their talking points.

"The law says dying cancer patients can't seek relief from a plant with proven medicinal properties that existed for thousands of years before first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics Henry Anslinger invented a series of fantastical lies about its psychological effects to get marijuana outlawed less than a century ago," they'll say, smug and assured of their own impeachable morality.

Actually, that would be giving them far too much credit. Most are totally ignorant of the roots of the American drug war.

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Comment by PureTrust
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It's not that laws or the making of them are illegal or unconstitutional. It's when they are applied to people incorrectly that they become unconstitutional. --- It's not that applying laws to people who accept them for themselves is unlawful or unconstitutional. --- The thing that is unlawful and unconstitutional is deluding people into the the false understanding that the laws always apply to them (the people), and that the laws are always constitutional and legal in such application.