Medical Weed

by Darrell Elmer Rodgers

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Here's a song right out of the newspaper. A recent AZ state supreme court decision overturned a lower court and allowed a parolee, convicted of possession of marijuana, to take that drug as a medical prescription. I could not help but chuckle. What if the fellow's malady was PTSD brought on by incarceration for his crime? What if he's now disabled and his "medicine" is now state funded? The mind boggles. Sometimes a great song idea lands right in your driveway. Certainly this one's worth a couple bucks in the tip jar!

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Medical Weed - Words & Music by Darrell Elmer Rodgers

Keenan could be a bad boy
from time to time
he'd smoke a little marijuana
just to ease his troubled mind

But the Sherriff found his stash one day
and locked him up in jail
and his release to probation
begins our strange ironic tale

It seems incarceration
wrecked his personality
the Doc said it was a chronic case
of that ol' P. T. S. D.

He prescribed a legal treatment
of a dose of THC
delivered by the very plant
for which the kid paid his penalty

1st Chorus:
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Medical Weed
Medical Weed
Strange in a state that regards itself
home of the conservative breed.
But if you live in Arizona,
with a diagnosed medical need,
you might take a toke of medicinal smoke
from legalized Medical Weed
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Now that probation officer
Just about had a stroke
When he heard that his young trustee
was taking a legal toke

So he dragged the boy back into court
and tried to change the rule
But state Supreme court overturned
his attempt to lock up that fool

And the doctor signed the papers
For the boy's disability
Resulting from his jail-induced
P.T.S.D.

And since Keenan's now on welfare
with a bona-fide medical need
The state of Arizona
now pays for Keenan's weed!

2nd Chorus:
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Medical Weed
Medical Weed
Strange in a state that regards itself
home of the conservative breed.
But if you're poor in Arizona,
with a diagnosed medical need,
you can take a toke of medicinal smoke
from subsidized Medical Weed
you might take a toke of medicinal smoke
from subsidized Medical Weed
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Copyright 2014 Darrell Elmer Rodgers

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released September 18, 2014
Song performance by Darrell Elmer Rodgers

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Darrell Elmer Rodgers Las Cruces, New Mexico

Darrell Elmer Rodgers is a veteran singer-songwriter. He has been called the Bard of the Baby-Boomers for songs that celebrate his generation's life and times.

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