I’m connected with a agency supporting people who are dealing with significant drug issues in their lives. But one of the the hidden issues around the use of so called illegal drugs is the application of some drugs for positive therapeutic use.
I speak of the application of marijuana for pain control in the terminal patients.
I can’t see what the objection is for the use of any drug if it is going to ease the exit of those facing the most terrifying of probabilities.
If some medico tells me that I have a limited time on this earth and tells me when I’m going out of the transit lounge, I will want to go with the least amount of trauma and pain.
Is it too much to ask that someone helps me to exit with a minimum of pain and distress? If I’m on the way out, where is the harm in my having a joint? Having a marijuana cookie? Who should care about this but me?
I’m not talking about helping me go but helping me how I go.
How about we stop pontificating about this stuff and legalise it for the terminally ill? Let them go, for God’s sake and let them go without enduring a pain filled last half hour…
I reckon that the Greens are odd people but in this case they are right. We have compassion for the living at times, we can have compassion for those left behind, how about some for the dying?