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  • Re: The Medical Pot Dissenters (none / 0) (#1)
    by Peter G on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 12:59:57 PM EST
    Isn't that song about cocaine, not marijuana? Shouldn't they be singing "Don't Bogart that Joint, My Friend," or "Puff, the Magic Dragon," or possibly Arlo Guthrie's "Flying into Los Angeles" or "Magnificent Rainbow Roach Affair"?

    Re: The Medical Pot Dissenters (none / 0) (#2)
    by roger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 12:59:58 PM EST
    Peter, You're thinking of "Casey Jones", these lines are from "Truckin' ". More about being on tour, rather than any specific drug, though there is a ref to a pot bust in New Orleans

    Re: The Medical Pot Dissenters (none / 0) (#3)
    by kdog on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 12:59:58 PM EST
    In all seriousness, Thomas, Rehnquist, and O'Connor deserve kudos for their dissent.

    Re: The Medical Pot Dissenters (none / 0) (#4)
    by jackl2400 on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 12:59:59 PM EST
    While one can sympathize with the plight of editorial cartoonists to turn out some insightful and perhaps funny commentaries on the news, the posted cartoon is neither.

    As someone who followed the Raich decision very carefully and doesn't callously dismiss anti-Prohibition initiatives like many on the left are wont to do as being a fringe pet issue of "druggies", I was struck by the wide reporting of the Raich decision and how, almost universally, the outpouring of editorial opinion was FOR allowing medical mj for sick people and AGAINST the DEA, Controlled Substances Act, ONDCP, GWB and the rest of the hardliners. Together with the Jeff Miron's report and its endorsement by Milton Friedman and the National Review last week, I can't recall a time when there's more pronounced outspoken editorial and public opinion that our current criminalization of marijuana is bad policy. Check this out for instance [MAPINC Focus Alert #310 (6/11/05) listing editorial coverage of Raich in many newspapers and inviting readers to write in support]. By contrast, the knee jerk "Cheech and Chong" response of the cartoonist cited was much less representative of that stereotypical editorial pigeonholing last week than typical for any story involving pot (giggle, giggle)