The Assault on Dr. Phillip Leveque
By: Jack Dalton
This current attack on D. Phillip Leveque by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners is nothing more than a federally sponsored program to instill fear within the medical community; greater uncertainty within the patient community; and a campaign of character assassination of a man, a Doctor, that has been willing to help the sick and the dying when others were not willing to do so.
3 ½ years ago, I was patient at the Portland V.A. Medical Center and I was on over 17 different pills including a lot of morphine. I wanted off all that crap as I kept having toxic reactions to almost everything in pill form. I wanted my medical marijuana card, the V.A. so no, I said yes and left the V.A. That's when I found Dr Leveque (through Voter Power) and took him my medical records. He looked them over, checked me over and signed my paper work which was then submitted and I received my card from the State of Oregon as a medical marijuana patient. 31/2 years later I have a life and a pretty good one at that, except I'm still sick and in pain, but better, much better. I have a life! I didn't before. Thank you for that Phillip as you are to a large degree, by signing that first card for me, responsible for me having this life I now live.
This thing goes deeper than the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners as I see it. Until such time as the ultra right-wing political ideologues that occupy our federal government are gone, these types of attacks on doctors and patients will continue. The people running this episode of the "twilight zone" will stop at nothing and continue their "program" of fear, misinformation, disinformation, lies, and Gestapo tactics. What has been done here in Oregon to Dr Leveque was done to Dr Tod Mikuriya in California recently. When will it stop? When will logic and compassion become the rule of the day instead of fear and uncertainty? When and as, more people mobilize and become politically active; when more people stop being merely spectators to the political process and becoming more informed and start refusing to be relegated to that of a spectator. When we all start being more forceful with our "elected officials" and demanding a higher level of accountability in what they do in our names, at least this is the way I see it.
Thank you once again Dr Leveque for being there for me when there was no one else... I'll never forget you for that, nor for the help you have been there to provide for so many in need. You are right... they are wrong.