May 182012
 May 18, 2012

new york medical marijuanaBy Monterey Bud

The 420 community is gaining friends in “high” places. A current cancer patient and active Brooklyn New York Supreme Court Justice [Gustin Reichbach], has become the newest voice of common sense to be heard screaming from the abyss. Judge Reichbach thinks the only rational course of actions for the Federal government is the full and unequivocal support of states that have gone through the ballot box process to legalize medical marijuana. The Judge then goes on to mention that he prefers to smoke a few hits of weed to relieve some of the side-effects from his cancer cures.

In historical context, acknowledging a fondness for medical marijuana (or the stick icky, as I like to call it) has thrown more than its share of good men off of the path of righteousness. Does anyone remember the debacle that was to befall U.S. appeals court Judge Douglas Ginsburg? Homeboy witnessed his nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court vaporize into thin air in 1987, when once confessing that he liked to smoke the chronic throughout the 60s and 70s.

Now one would think that a New York Supreme Court Justice would be smart enough not to editorialize his passions for pot, unless his conviction for its overall societal benefits outweighed its ills. So now that the Judge has admitted that he may have broken an archaic law, his history as both a person battling cancer and winning with the help of medical marijuana, and a long time respectable judge is more likely to provoke appreciation than disapproval.

When the Judge wrote that “This is not a law-and-order issue; it is a medical and a human rights issue,” he was speaking for the masses who have suffered under the same governmental oppression since the beginning of the marijuana prohibition act. The 65 year old, medical marijuana smoking Judge, spent the last 21 years of his life as a judge for the Kings County Supreme Court. I’m more than sure he has seen the damage done by our government’s refusal to even address the issues of rescheduling marijuana, thereby keeping it a schedule one classification and out of the reach of scientific recherches.

As of yet New York has still not joined the other 16 medical marijuana states, as well as the District of Columbia that allow for the use of medical marijuana. That being said, it is not for the lack of public support that they remain in the dark ages, but rather a hand full of zealots who feel that their moral understanding of god and law will not allow for such atrocious activities.

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About Jay Smoker

I have been smoking marijuana for almost twenty years and I have no plans to stop anytime soon. My life was turned upside down in 2009 after getting arrested and tossed in jail for being in the wrong state with legal medical marijuana. I got fed up, and I now devote all my time to ending this insanity.I am responsible for the technical side of this project, but try to chip in when I can, either with syndicated articles or original content.Follow me on Facebook and Twitter.Feel free to email. any questions or concerns. Peace!
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  • Donald davis

    the state of texas needs to wake up and do the same for paitents period

  • Donald davis

    wait one more thing all over the world

  • robd

    this is about as much news as I’ve seen about medical cannabis in new york

  • Oklahoma Weed

    Talk to some one every day about legal medical marijuana and ask them to do the same.

    And now a message to our politicians MAKE IT LEGAL OR WE GONNA FIRE YOUR ASSES…..Â

  • Floridabadger

    Hey WAsup Mann!??

  • Sandy

    who ever overdose on weed o had liver fail cause of weed o kill someone why driving cause they smoke weed o lost it all cause of weed became homeless cause they smoke weed o gone crazy mental cause of weed u tell meÂ


    cannabis is just a plant! its not evil, its not “deadly” and its not the fucking  gate way! the real gateway to “harder” drugs  is the idiot dealer! just tryin to make a buck not giving a fuck, hed sell a lump of dog shit to his momma if it got his pockets fat for a day.
    thats one solid reason to legalize cannabis with SAFE ACCESS.
    another outstanding reason is, people are going to “smoke pot” wether its legal or illegal, they have been for thousands of years so why not treat it like alcohol, and tax it , then take said tax dollars and start helpin our kids schools out! and  this horrid DRUG WAR is just a waste of taxpayers dollars and people lives. having the dea chase its tail to fight pot and shdow people with ar15s???hahaha so  how far have they gotten at erradicating it from earth? the dea seizes 1 ton of weed as 32 tons pass thru mexican borders/ canadian borders, and our american dollar which bought said “weed”
     is shipd the opposit way, right back over to mexico or whatever country to help fund cartels. and wars against the USA…  SO LETS CLOSE OUT THE OUTSIDERS!!!!  LEGALIZE, GROW AT HOME, SAVE ALIFE!!!!!!