Daniel Hauser is home: Thoughts on the government and health choices

(excerpt from) Reason
Radley Balko on Minnesota Cancer Patient Daniel Hauser, Medical Marijuana, and the Politicization of Medicine / May 26, 2009, 3:00pm

Policies governing how and when we give sick people access to the medication that could mitigate their pain, ameliorate the side effects of their treatment, or even save their lives, aren’t based on compassion, individual rights, or even an honest assessment of science and risk, writes Radley Balko. Instead, we have a patchwork of laws and enforcement policies driven by decades-old drug war hysteria, pharmaceutical paranoia, irrational aversion to risk, bureaucratic turf wars, and, of course, politics.

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