Even Washington D.C. is rebelling against the tyranny of Washington D.C.!
The city has joined many other cities and started distribution of medical marijuana to sick patients, according to a UPI report. Recently, a medical marijuana sale was conducted there for the first time in 70 years.
The people voted for legalization of medical marijuana all the way back in 1998, but Congress denied the right of patients to get their medicine for many more years. Restrictions against medical marijuana were finally lifted in 2009, but it took four long years for the inept bureaucracy to get their regulatory system in order. Now, Washington D.C. gets to enjoy medical freedom through their resistance against the fed’s unjust laws.
The city of Washington D.C. followed the right process constitutionally. While the Constitution delegates no power for the feds to regulate a plant within the borders of a state, Congress does have the authority to legislate on marijuana within the borders of D.C., a federal enclave. But from a moral standpoint, I think they made the big mistake of complying with the federal regulations for as long as they did. Medical marijuana is a life and death issue for many gravely ill people out there. The tyrannical, asinine laws should have been disobeyed immediately, so that the sick could utilize proper treatments. Many lives could have potentially been saved if this happened.
Instead, the city of Washington D.C. went through the appropriate channels and finally got their way, 15 years after the people made their will known. That is definitely good news and a step toward the direction of sanity when it comes to public policy. But by being as compliant as they were with the fed’s nonsense for so long, the city did a disservice to the people who made it clear that they wanted the sick to have access to medical marijuana.
Non-compliance is the key to defending our freedoms. The city should have openly defied the will of the Congress and the feds in order to do what is right, especially in a life or death situation like this. People with cancer, epilepsy, arthritis, cataracts, multiple sclerosis and many other debilitating ailments depend on medical marijuana to live.
Non-compliance would have meant that these people’s lives could have been saved. Compliance meant that they either died or received Big Pharma’s sub-standard alternative and had to deal with additional crippling pain they otherwise would not have had to suffer through. For the sake of compassion, we need to completely disregard the dictates of these federal monsters. A countless number of lives depend on it.