05 Aug '11, 5pm

Florida Teen Dies in Jail After Being Arrested for Marijuana | Care2 Causes

I'm sorry it took the needless death of a young man to point out one of the fairly common effects of our "justice" system. I was arrested for having a small amount of my own medication in an unmarked bottle. I had never been told it was a "schedule 2" drug and every doctor or pharmacist I've told this to has been appaled. I was in county jail for a week and during that time denied the medication even though my medical records were available. I filled out paperwork asking for medical attention 4 times and was told I would be seen by a doctor but it never happened. I also saw several very pregnant women having to lie in their bunks for hours because the excercise schedule was the same as mentioned. If you are put in the medical problems section you are even more limited and are only sent to the emergency after proving you are about to die. Legalizing marijuana won't solve th...

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