John Ray Wilson suffers from multiple sclerosis and used home-grown marijuana to control MS’s debilitating symptoms. Too bad, says New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. When Wilson appealed to Gov. Christie for clemency, Christie told the Bergen Record, “I think he has to go to jail and stay there.”
Even though New Jersey is one of 16 states which has enacted medical marijuana laws, the state has been dragging its feet in implementing the laws. Still more delays were reported in last week’s Wall Street Journal. Maryland too is dragging its feet at getting medical marijuana to patients with MS, cancer and AIDS. At least in Maryland, legitimate medical usage is a legal defense.
It seems like the anti-marijuana hard liners refuse to believe that marijuana can help seriously ill patients, despite overwhelming evidence of marijuana’s efficacy in treating MS and other illnesses.
The same Republican party which preaches less government finds it necessary to incarcerate some poor guy whose only crime is growing marijuana plants in his backyard to relieve his serious medical problems. Gov. Christie not only supports the idea of locking up John Ray Wilson, he seems to enjoy it.
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