Marijuana is used to treat many health issues. Studies are showing it is helping with everything from PTSD to arthritis. Yet the federal government continues to ignore it. In most of our country it is still illegal. At what point will they have to stop ignoring the facts?
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Yep! Follow the money.
Pharma and the medicos are in it for the money (profits). Corporations have a fiduciary duty to increase profits.
A cure for anything like cancer would kill profits. And people kill for lots less than billions
Amen, JThomp...and think of the positive & good that could be done with the "billions" of those saved dollars you mention....such as, rehabilitation programs in the prison system? Support Systems for the "victims" of crimes?
Prohibition never works.
And the government is making money off of the criminalization of drugs. We know that the CIA is in on it.
But it likely won't be legalized until we kick corporations out of Washington.
Win, Win? Hardly. Any type of drug that alters one's conscious state is harmful (if not in the short run...in the long run). Pot is known to be a "gateway" drug and many will walk through it and onto harder drugs. In the end it's all about bondage.
CJ they have a way of producing a pill form of marijuana that does not alter the mind. It is often used on children with autism. Medications are also a gateway. Recent studies show children are doing more of their moms(stealing) meds than pot.
CJ.... 1st of all, Marajuana is not a DRUG. So, how on earth it can be a "gateway" drug is beyond the rationale of any horticulturalist, Naturalist and/or HERBALIST. Where ever you get your data, change sources. Your ideas are 100% incorrect.
Perhaps those "street vendors" are working for the government. The CIA has been found to be one of the largest drug dealers in the world, to finance their black ops projects.
Right again, LoneStar!!!
Who knows, you may be right. I say if you use it for medicinal purposes fine. If not, what's the point.