Navigation Links
Cancer Patient to Appeal to SC, Demanding Right to Use Marijuana

Every time the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on medical marijuana, concerns have been raised by justices regarding allowing terminally ill patients to use the drug// to improve the symptoms and perhaps even prolong life. A federal appeals court in California would hear arguments in the recent round of legal wrangling over the issue, this week.

The so-called right to life theory claims that the use of the drug should be allowed, it is the only viable source of prolonging life or providing relief from excruciating pain, such as in cancer. This appeal would hold good only for sick patients and drug suppliers who reside in one of the 11 states that authorize use of medical marijuana. ‘A victory would affect people who are very seriously ill, facing death or great physical suffering,’ said Randy Barnett, a lawyer.

Angel Raich, a patient afflicted with brain tumor, uses marijuana frequently to alleviate her pain and bolster her appetite. She suffers from scoliosis (curvature of the spine), chronic nausea and other ailments. It was her case that brought the up the marijuana issue back to the surface. ‘She'd probably be dead without marijuana,’ remarked Dr. Frank Lucido, her doctor. He has recommended nearly 3000 cancer patient to use the controversial drug.

However officials belonging to the Bush administration have declined the drug use, saying that the lawsuit is without merit. 'There is no fundamental right to distribute, cultivate or possess marijuana,' said Mark Quinlivan, Assistant U.S. Attorney, the government's lead medical marijuana attorney, wrote to the appeals court.

The use of medical marijuana following a doctor’s recommendation was first approved in California, in the year 1996. Since then, ten other countries have approved use of the drug. Despite the approval of California voters approving medical use of the drug, Oakland Cannabis Buyer's Cooperative was banned against supply of the drug to Raich in 200 1.

The Supreme Court, in last June had passed a ruling stating that medical marijuana users and suppliers would be prosecuted by the federal government. In fact, some drug users and drug suppliers have been arrested and sporadic raids conducted in several different states have been reported.

This condition has prompted Barnett, her lawyer to demand right to use an illegal drug to keep a sick patient alive and relieve torturous pain. Even if the appeal were to be approved, a stop on pot club raids is unlikely. The cancer patient said that she would continue to use the drug despite the outcome of the case.

'I am going to keep doing this until they stop me because this is not a medical cannabis case but a right to life case. The federal government can say who can live and who can die if I lose in the Supreme Court,' she concluded.

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous
2. Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk
3. Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy
4. Potential New Cancer Gene Identified
5. Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
6. Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking
7. Life Saving Cancer Drugs – From Chicken! Possible Says Dolly’ Creatos
8. The Cancer Rumour mill working over time
9. Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995
10. Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body
11. Cancer patients turning to Internet for information
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/26/2017)... ... April 26, 2017 , ... Datos Health , ... partnership with Med-e-Mass , the largest Electronic Medical Records (EMR) provider in South ... care plan incentives to a patient’s remote health progress, empowering the patient to take ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... April 26, 2017 , ... Infertility may be ... conditions and has helped many women become pregnant upon treating their diagnosis. ... and simple outpatient evaluations. We can provide the necessary information to diagnose ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... April 26, 2017 , ... Want to learn more about ... ) that demonstrates how this advanced plant breeding technology is a more efficient ... fewer resources. It highlights the business’ principles, research and collaboration efforts in this ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... April 26, 2017 , ... ... is proud to announce that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. ... Home and the MyoCycle Pro. , Both devices are stationary cycling systems that ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... , ... April 25, 2017 , ... ... have signed an agreement to be the preferred physical therapy provider for Derby ... returning them to Derby City CrossFit as quickly and effectively as possible, ProRehab’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017 Research and ... Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, ... report to their offering. ... The global pharmacogenomics market was valued at US$ 7,167.6 Mn ... by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2016 ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... April 20, 2017 NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB ... announced positive preclinical results demonstrating anti-fibrotic effects ... non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), in an additional well-validated ... NV556 has previously shown similar anti-fibrotic effects ... NeuroVive,s scientists present novel data demonstrating anti-fibrotic ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - CRH Medical Corporation (TSX: CRH) (NYSE MKT: CRHM) (the ... Co. Healthcare Investor Conference 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in ... Chief Executive Officer of the Company is scheduled to present on ... Bear and the Chairman of the Board, Tony Holler ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: