It is a historical day for the gay community when news came out of the Supreme Court that DOMA violates the “equal protection principles” which in turn, means that the Supreme Court has struck down a 1996 federal law that denied benefits to same-sex couples. This is a big step for not only the gay community but the whole United States of America as a country acknowledging that times are changing and we should take a look at certain laws when it comes to equality for all people throughout the nation.
It’s obvious that the courts are beginning to embrace change especially when it comes to equality for all people in the United States so what does this mean for medical marijuana users? Do to the fact that the court has acknowledged a change in times I feel that it’s only a matter of time when it comes to updating the laws and views on medical marijuana on a federal level. The fact of the matter is that medical marijuana users are simply looking for equality as well. They are looking for the equal rights as well as safe access that ill individuals have when they have a prescription for certain RX drugs. All medical marijuana users are asking for is that they have safe access to medication without any pressure from local or federal law enforcement. Personally I feel that the best part about the Supreme Court ruling this morning is the fact that court has begun to acknowledge a change in time and it will only be a matter of time before we take a look at other federal laws in effect that may need some revising to be current with the times.