Maybe I like Rehnquist and Thomas after all...
In a unanimous 8-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that marijuana may not be distributed to persons who prove a medical necessity for the drug. The court's decision upholds an existing federal law that classifies marijuana as an illegal substance and offers no medical exceptions.
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Clarence Thomas dissented.
Writing for the three, O'Connor noted that she "would not have voted for the medical marijuana initiative" in California, but she chided the majority for stifling "an express choice by some States, concerned for the lives and liberties of their people, to regulate medical marijuana differently."
In a separate dissent, Thomas added that if "the majority is to be taken seriously, the Federal Government may now regulate quilting bees, clothes drives and potluck suppers throughout the 50 states."
If the Government's own study has concluded that there are medicinal benefits to marijuana, they should stop doing what's in the best interest of the drug companies and start acting on behalf of the people that employ them.