Rudy Giuliani, M.D.by Doug Mataconis
No, the former Mayor of New York didn’t go to medical school, but he thinks that he did:
Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday that people who want to legalize marijuana for medical purposes really just want to make the drug available to everyone.
“I believe the effort to try and make marijuana available for medical uses is really a way to legalize it. There’s no reason for it,” the former New York mayor said during a town hall-style meeting at New Hampshire Technical Institute.
He also said there are better alternatives.
“You can accomplish everything you want to accomplish with things other than marijuana, probably better. There are pain medications much superior to marijuana,” he said.
“We’d be much better off telling people the truth. Marijuana adds nothing to the array of legal medications and prescription medications that are available for pain relief.”
Rudy, I’m not sure which law school you went to, but mine didn’t teach me anything about how to treat terminal cancer, or glaucoma. So don’t pretend you know anything about either one of these topics.
Ann Althouse, a relatively conservative law professor has this say about Rudy’s nonsense:
I think he’s right. But perhaps marijuana should be legalized, not just for people who can portray themselves as sick enough, but for any adult. Of course, he can hardly say that.
What basis Professor Althouse has for saying that Mayor Giuliani’s assessment of the medical benefits of marijuana are “right” I can’t entirely say. But, the second part of her paragraph is 100% right.