The case of Marlise Munoz may ultimately be decided on legal grounds -- that is, whether the Texas statute is applicable to a dead body containing a living fetus. The ethical question, however, remains.
The Supreme Court's decision about today's case will either extend or crimp the capacity of patients, doctors, researchers and other biotechnology firms, to use information about the human body to detect and treat other illnesses in the future.
The goal should be to change the perception of medical marijuana and increase patient safety, not leave them open for more scrutiny and harassment. The new bills are a step back for Michigan and the Michigan medical marijuana act.