Medical marijuana is a scam; a subjective buzz propagated by the stoner nation in attempt to legalize the leaf for recreational purposes all across the country. This is the latest nuggets to emerge from the US Drug Enforcement Administration.
“Organizers behind the 'medical' marijuana movement did not really concern themselves with marijuana as a medicine -- they just saw it as a means to an end, which is the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes.”
The DEA’s latest report entitled, “The Dangers and Consequences of Marijuana Abuse,” is a feeble attempt at convincing the public that marijuana consumption continues to pose a threat to the well-being of civil society. The agency claims to have “always” supported research associated with marijuana compounds, and believes the therapeutic benefits of specific cannabinoids have broken through to the medical community with the development of FDA-approved drugs like Dronabinol and Nabilone, as well as Sativex, which is currently nearing the completion of clinical trials.
In the report, the DEA writes that despite all of the claims in the media portraying CBD oil as an effective drug, “all these stories are anecdotal.” It goes on to outline a series of doomsday statistics the DEA has labeled the “Dangers of Marijuana” that they believe will be the result of legal marijuana.
“Legalization of marijuana, no matter how it begins, will come at the expense of our children and public safety. It will create dependency and treatment issues, and open the door to use of other drugs, impaired health, delinquent behavior, and drugged drivers,” according to the report, citing research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
The majority of the agency’s claims reference government data surrounding adolescent marijuana use, which is not supported by anyone who advocates for legalization. In fact, many of the calls to tax and regulate the market are in an effort to keep marijuana out of the hands of children. With the majority of the DEA’s statistics indicating a widespread increase in marijuana use among the youth of America, it appears the true danger lies in continued marijuana prohibition.
Mike Adams writes for stoners and smut enthusiasts in HIGH TIMES, Playboy’s The Smoking Jacket and Hustler Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @adamssoup and on Facebook/mikeadams73.