Colorado Supreme Court Makes Wrong Decision on Marijuana

The Colorado Supreme Court affirms freedom for businesses, but only under Government Control. I don’t know that I agree with the way Dish Network treated their former employee Brandon Coats. In fact, it seems kind of cruel to me, if it is true that Coats had a real medical need. According to the Denver Post, Coats became quadriplegic in a car accident and used marijuana to control leg spasms. He had a medical marijuana card and consumed pot off-duty. He was fired in 2010 after failing a random Read more […]

Jury Banned from Hearing Why Defendants Are on Trial

A judge decreed defense lawyers may not say that defendants are on trial because they obeyed state law to deal with sickness. Trial by jury and the First Amendment are both waved about as symbols of American greatness and superiority. But whenever something arises that is important to the government, the actual practice of those things gets evaded. I posted recently about a prosecutor attempting to have a judge censor a defendant at his trial, but in that case the judge did the right thing. The Read more […]

Mother Facing Prison for Caring for Sick Son

This story about a mother facing prison shows that state law enforcement officials are torturers. Minnesota has voted to legalize medical marijuana. The law will probably be abused by some who really just want to get high. It will probably open up new avenues for getting the drug for recreational purposes. But the evidence seems overwhelming that, for some, marijuana is the perfect medicine. This shouldn’t surprise us. Most dangerous drugs have or had medicinal uses. Some are obviously helpful Read more […]