Do you think the right to drink raw milk can be compared to the right to have medicinal marijuana?
A raw milk warrior has a new ally in his battle promoting unpasteurized milk products. Michael Schmidt - who is facing 20 charges of selling raw, unpasteurized milk - now has the support of the Canadian Constitution Foundation.
Schmidt said in the past three years 400,000 servings of raw milk were distributed and no one became ill. Selick said the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms' guarantee of "life, liberty and security of the person" applies in this case, similar to the legalization of medical marijuana...
Raw milk has no substantial medicinal properties, while marijuana does. Raw milk can spread disease and bacteria, while properly grown marijuana does not. Raw milk, when collected improperly or from diseased cows, is a public health risk. And it's impossible for a mass-produced product to always be completely safe, and drinking uncleaned milk is not helping that statistic.
You know, I was going to joke at first, but I thought about it and realized that they're both equally difficult to find around here.. Which isn't that hard if you know where to look. Silly comparison, though. One based in paranoia and the other in myth.