Cannabis Still In The Headlamps
Whatever side you stand on, the issue for and against the Medical use of Cannabis remains a topic of controversy. Intentional bias has been at the root of all the misinformation surrounding marijuana/cannabis for most of the 20th century, in the western hemisphere. Profit motive has driven disinformation both for and against the use of marijuana for anything at all. One of the biggest threats is to the recreational alcohol industry and the pharmaceutical industry. Well, well, well, aren’t those industries among the biggest contributors to political campaigns? Political profit landing on the side of government empires engaged in all out war against drugs in general, but marijuana specifically because that’s too easy a target. Those who have benefited from the use of marijuana, for a myriad of medical conditions, will sacrifice themselves for the principle, if not the relief it brings. Arguments made about the validity of medical applications will be from Big Pharma and the doctors on their payroll.
The FDA has been on the payroll of Big Pharma for too long. All these recent revelations about drugs recalled only after too many casualties have piled up, do not lend credibility to the FDA. So, why rely on their opinion about marijuana? Classifying marijuana along with heroin, cocaine and meth is like arguing that one class of human has less value than another class of human is deliberate propaganda. Suppressing valid medical studies is as criminal as illegally smuggling drugs! Like the misinformation surrounding the science of ‘global warming’, the misinformation regarding cannabis is still embedded in western society.
Big Pharma would rather you “get excited” with Viagra than “get mellow” with Pot. Its called profit motive … Big Pharma cannot profit without control over a treatment. That’s where the local, state and federal politicians must genuflect to their contributors!
- Average potency of marijuana passes 10 percent, gov’t officials say
- Officials warn marijuana’s rise in potency poses serious risk to youth drug users
- Scientists fear marijuana potency could reach 15 percent in next 10 years
- Changes in drug policy must be done in conjunction with the U.S., Vicente Fox says
- Former Mexico president compares drug battle to Prohibition in the 1920s
- Call for a change prompted by surge in drug-related violence in Mexico
- Drug court supporters say program is more effective than jail time
- Biden stresses the importance of drug courts in announcing new drug czar
- Obama vows crackdown on drug war but says stopping all drug flow is unrealistic
- Legalizing marijuana is not an option, White House says
The drug czar doesn’t have the power to enforce any of these changes himself, but Mr. Kerlikowske plans to work with Congress and other agencies to alter current policies.
(SALEM, Ore.) – “We’re not at war with people in this country.” The nation’s new Drug Czar says he wants to end the “War on Drugs” and prefers the adoption of policies that favor treating drug users rather than incarcerating them.
The news was delivered during a Wall Street Journal interview where former Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske spoke openly about the failure of a national approach to drug abuse. Currently, one out of 31 Americans are either incarcerated or part of the parole and probation system. Many if not most of those serving time were convicted of non-violent drug crimes.In spite of Obama’s statements that the Justice Department would no longer be used to raid medical marijuana dispensaries, the seemingly rogue Drug Enforcement Agency has continued to raid medical marijuana dispensaries, even though both President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, said they would not.