I guess I'm from a different world. I'm not against someone getting relief from pain, but why is illegal use of marijuana treated as okay while legal use of a narcotic is almost sneered upon as the patient being an addict?
I don't sneer at anybody who takes narcotics, but their legality does not make them somehow better, safer or less addictive than illegal drugs. My main point is that there no way on earth marijuana should still be illegal; there is no justification for it either other than a fabricated, hypocritical 'morality'.
I do agree with you that the woman in this case probably shouldn't have told her 11-year-old son, but that doesn't make what happened to her remotely right. She would have to beat her son black and blue and bring different men home every night to be a worse parent to her son than the state will be; sorry, but it's true.