Feinstein's Nanny Senate Bill Forces Patients to Smoke Pot
by Brinna Nanda
In another misguided attempt to tell the American People that that are too stupid to know what is good for them, Dianne Feinstein (D), Senator from California introduced a bill (S258) that would force medical cannabis patients to smoke marijuana by doubling the federal penalties for distributing medical marijuana edibles.
Coyly named "Saving Kids from Dangerous Drugs Act," Senate Bill 258, makes no exception for medical cannabis. Since there is no nationwide movement to lace children's candy with LSD, heroin, or methamphetamines, clearly, this bill is targets legitimate medical marijuana dispensaries operating in states that have legalized it as medicine.
If this bill, which comes up soon for a floor vote, passes, patients who use edibles to relieve pain, ease digestion, or reduce neuropathy will be driven to smoke marijuana rather than ingesting it orally.
Though significant studies have shown that marijuana smoke does not cause cancer, and may even to protect against it, all smoke contains particulate matter which can irritate the lungs. While vaporizing the medication can go a long way to relieve this irritation, edibles supply a sustained, longer-lasting dose of medication, that, for instance, can carry a patient, pain-free, throughout the night.
The full text of the bill can be read here.