Post Supreme Court Medical Marijuana Ruling, More Reefer Madness

Press Release June 7, 2005
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Tony Newman at (212) 613-8026 or Elizabeth M

In the aftermath of this Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on a medical marijuana case, the most vocal opponents of sick and dying patients’ right to have access to their physician-approved medicine have launched a propaganda campaign full of misinformation.

“It’s outrageous that the Drug Free America Foundation is spreading lies and accusing sick people of being criminals when they’re just trying to ease their suffering,” said Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. “How can they look at Angel Raich and the overwhelming scientific evidence and say that marijuana has no medical benefit?”

Calvina Fay, the executive director of the Drug Free America Foundation, has made a number of misleading statements about the issue. A select few:

A young woman holds a sign that says "End the Drug War."

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