“SAFED, Israel (AP) — Moshe Rute survived the Holocaust by hiding in a barn full of chickens. He nearly lost the use of his hands after a stroke two years ago. He became debilitated by recurring nightmares of his childhood following his wife’s death last year. “But after I found this, everything has been better,” said the 80-year-old, as he gingerly packed a pipe with marijuana. Rute, who lives at the Hadarim nursing home outside of Tel Aviv, is one of more than 10,000 patients who have official government permission to consume marijuana in Israel, a number that has swelled dramatically, up from serving just a few hundred patients in 2005. The medical cannabis industry is expanding as well, fueled by Israel’s strong research sector in medicine and technology – and notably, by government encouragement. Unlike in the United States and much of Europe, the issue inspires almost no controversy among the government and the country’s leadership. Even influential senior rabbis do not voice any opposition to its spread, and secular Israelis have a liberal attitude on marijuana….”
Related – Colorado and Washington states legalize marijuana:
“Both Colorado and Washington have passed referendums legalizing cannabis use. the plant is still made illegal according to federal law. Colorado’s Proposition 64 makes it legal for anyone over the age of 21 to possess marijuana and for businesses to sell it. It will be interesting to see how the feds treat this….”
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“…is one of more than 10,000 patients who have official government permission to consume …”
We should be outraged that governments are turning God given inalienable rights into permissions. We already ask their permission to marry, to drive,,,, what’s next asking their permission to hug your kids and your wife?
Unlearn what you learned in socialist government schools, and learn what Locke and the founders believed. That we are the sovereigns, and that we have all inalienable rights bestowed upon us at birth.