Marijuana is an extremely controversial topic throughout the country, and it remains illegal… for the most part. Medical marijuana is beginning to spread and has passed in several states, and while they remain the minority, the legalization effort is no new issue and has been waged for decades.
Back in 1978 a glaucoma patient named Robert Randall was arrested for possessing and growing his own marijuana. He claimed that it was necessary to relieve the pain he suffered from his disease and argued his stance in court. The charges were dropped and the government made a deal with Randall.
They would provide him with free, legal marijuana for the rest of his life as long as he wouldn’t press the legalization issue in courts. The government developed something known as the “Compassionate Investigational New Drug Program” which fulfilled their promise to Randall. Because the program was labeled as research they opened it up to new patients and proceeded legally. However, in 1992, President Bush ended the program, yet four people still remain under its law codes and are provided free marijuana by the government whenever they wish! Tell us, what do you think of this program?