Marijuana Prohibition Kills Children

by Will

Liberty Minute July 22 2014

Anna Conte of Albany, New York died at the age of nine, a casualty of the bureaucratized cruelty and misguided sanctimony of drug prohibition.

Desperate to get relief for their daughter, Anna?s mother and father had traveled across the country to Colorado, exploring the possibility of moving there in order to have access to cannabis oil.

A few weeks ago, the New York State Legislature enacted a measure allowing the use of medical marijuana to treat afflictions such as the severe form of epilepsy from which Anna suffered. For reasons of institutional inertia, however, that measure won?t take effect until late next year.

At the time the bill was enacted, Anna was in the audience at the state capitol, and she was reportedly the first to leap to her feet to applaud. This was a selfless gesture of gratitude on behalf of other children who may benefit once the new law goes into effect. Both Anna and her mother Wendy knew that by the time the youngster was given unimpeded access to cannabis oil it would be far too late.

Because of marijuana prohibition, Wendy Conte could do little more than watch her daughter slowly die in avoidable agony.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. 

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