This Just Seems Mean-Spirited
According to reports, the Montana Department of Corrections is attempting to prevent those on parole or probation from receiving medical marijuana (which is legal in that state). Here’s the thing – it’s medical marijuana, intended to relieve the suffering of those with serious conditions, such as terminal cancer patients in unfathomable pain. Aside from which, it’s legal – the news coverage doesn’t indicate whether they also want to or do prevent the sick from receiving other legal drugs, such as prescription painkillers – you know, because they might enjoy it. The measure is supposedly intended to prevent recidivism, but it certainly comes across as a mean-spirited action – mess up once, and the Department thinks you should have a more painful, nauseated period before you die of cancer. Grrr.
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