Setting aside the jokes that a Senator named Grassley [get it? graaaaaassss--with a heavy emphasis on the a and the s's..... and, oh, wait, got a little sidetracked there....] is the designated opponent for the new attitude articulated by Attorney General Holder about ceasing and desisting of hounding and prosecuting medical marijuana providers in states where medical marijuana has been legalized, there is this to contemplate:
Isn't it interesting that Farmer Grassley [and don't get me started on the effort to restore growing hemp--which has nothing at all to do with gettin' high, but a whole lot to do with a history of the timber industry getting rid of the paper resource aka c-o-m-p-e-t-i-t-i-o-n that was used for centuries] has taken it on himself to made medical decisions on behalf of families like ours.
Medical marijuana has been established as valuable for mitigating the effects of chemotherapy, and other medical uses like glaucoma treatment. Maybe that's it...a little medical marijuana might clear up Grassley's inability to see the evidence before him.
Or to see as far as his own mirror.
Because there's more than a whiff of hypocrisy in a Senator attacking a proven medical treatment like medical marijuana, and then not saying a word about the Republican leader/icon Rush Limbaugh's reliance on Oxycontin... a medical heroin.
crossposted at firedoglake's Oxdown Gazette
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