Navigation Links
No Dying in Peace for Woman Prescribed Medical Pot

Angel Raich describes herself as a ‘dead man walking’. The 41-year mother of two has been informed of possible prosecution// by the U.S federal government for breaching federal drug laws, by the possession and usage of drugs.

Suffering from scoliosis, brain tumor and other ailments, Raich has been taking ‘pot’ or marijuana, on her doctor’s prescription, every two hours to battle pain and anorexia; side effects of her condition. Now a federal court ruling says this is not possible.

Raich had sued the federal court as a pre-cautionary measure to avoid arrest for the possession of drugs. This latest legal battle follows the conflict between the federal government, which declares marijuana an illegal controlled substance with no medical value, and the 11 states allowing medical marijuana for patients with a doctor's recommendation.

Two years back, the Supreme Court ruled against Raich, saying medical marijuana users and their suppliers could be prosecuted for breaching federal drug laws even if they lived in a state such as California where medical pot is legal.

Because of that ruling, the issue before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was narrowed to the so-called ‘right to life’ theory: that the gravely ill have a right to marijuana to keep them alive when legal drugs fail.

Yet the appeals panel said that the United States has not yet reached the point where "the right to use medical marijuana is 'fundamental' and 'implicit in the concept of ordered liberty.”

As a sobbing Raich was comforted, leaders in the medical marijuana movement said they would continue fighting.

“This is literally a matter of life and death for Angel and thousands of other patients, and we will keep fighting on both the legal and political fronts until every patient is safe", said Rob Kampia, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project.

The court has however left open the possibility that Raich, if she wa s arrested and prosecuted, might be able to argue that she possessed marijuana as a last resort to stay alive, in what is known as a "medical necessity defense."

Source-Medindi
ANN
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Painkillers Do Not Shorten Dying Patients Lives
2. Mammograms Reduce Risk of Dying
3. Individuals With Metabolic Syndrome At Risk of Dying From Heart Disease
4. A Call To Open Up The Channel Of Goodwill To Rescue The Dying Hearts
5. Study finds Unmarried Or Single Persons Stand The Risk Of Dying Early
6. Dying for Data
7. Unfolded Proteins May Protect Cells from Dying
8. Positively Charged Nurses, Best in Nursing Dying Children
9. Significant Rise in Proportion of Chronically Ill Children Dying in Intensive Care
10. Peaceful Slumber said to Restore Memories
11. Other Professionals Side With Medical Students In Delhi Peace March
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... This campaign aims to provide a path to improved education ... control and change. , As nearly 795,000 Americans suffering from a new or recurrent ... Plus, with an estimated 129,000 of these people dying from stroke, it’s become our ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Aimed at nurses and employees ... stories, courtesy of leaders in the nursing and health care industry. It also ... advocates and associations—namely Jones & Bartlett Learning. , Jones & Bartlett Learning is ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Despite last week’s media reports ... Yellen and company to wait until March 2017 for an interest rate increase, according ... Robinson College of Business. , “The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) dot charts are ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... and clinical outcomes, hosted members and suppliers for its inaugural Member Conference at ... on their mission of elevating the operational health of America’s healthcare providers. , ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Florida (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... House® Project offering a new model of care for living and healing, celebrated ... core values: Meaningful Life in a Real Home provided by Empowered Staff. , “This ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. ... Regenerative Medicine, Neurology and Orphan Diseases, today announced that President & ... upcoming investor conferences: SeeThru Equity MicroCap Conference   ... New York City , NY When: Tuesday, May ... Conference   Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42 ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... NASHVILLE, Tenn. , May 26, 2016 ... provider of software and analytics, network solutions ... healthcare, today announced it entered into a ... leading provider of outpatient software solutions and ... surgery centers, specialty hospitals and rehabilitation clinics ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , Germany and GERMANTOWN, ... QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN ; Frankfurt Prime Standard: ... licensing and co-development agreement with Therawis Diagnostics GmbH to develop ... be to develop and market PITX2 as a marker to ... high-risk breast cancer patients. "We are pleased to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: