Because freedom can't protect itself
How can marijuana be in schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act which says it has "no accepted medical use in treatment in the United States" when 13 states in the United States have accepted it's medical use by state law? Has anyone ever asked this question and gotten a response from the DEA or a U.S. District Court on it? If not, why not? It's not obvious to me.
Iowans for Medical Marijuana
Post Office Box 4091
Des Moines, Iowa 50333
I am against the failed policy of marijuana prohibition but keep in mind that there is no Constitutional Right for the people to smoke or use medical marijuana but there most certainly is a Constitutional Right for the people to keep and bear arms!
Defend the Second Amendment!
Marijuana is medicine and has been since recorded history began. The government is clearly working for corporations that will lose billions of dollars when marijuana again is allowed to treat the many illnesses it alleviates. It is outrageous for the the government to inflict suffering and deny an adult the right to choose to use marijuana as a medicine when the science proves it is so effective.
In considering the reasons why the DEA denied Mr. Craker's application, surely the most likely and insidious one is that they are afraid his findings will undermine 30 years of a failed drug policy in America.
The CONSTITUTION: See the ninth amendment.
Unfortunately, medical marijuna is another victim of the chemical/petroleum industry. Their true intent is to keep hemp, not marijuana, off the market. Hemp can be used to make everything now being made from oil. They couldn't care less about people in pain.
Marijuana is a plant and it is in no wise a poison (therefore surely it is everywhere legal. In addition I have heard that resin, in this case hashish, is everywhere legal by global statute). In truth marijuana has I believe no known toxic effects and any such effects incurred in the use of marijuana are usually attributed to contaminants. Furthermore the police and the feds go crazy hunting the innocent and enlightening drugs incl. marijuana, and people lose jobs to drug screening, all for what? For the perpetration of fascism by the genocidal, WMD-wielding, Iraqi-slaying Republican party of the United States! Meanwhile marijuana can cure depression, induce feelings of happiness, aid in creativity, and increase achievement levels as well as feelings of success. For all these reasons marijuana is legalized in the Declaration of Independence as 'the pursuit of happiness.' Now note the Bush block outlined in the article: something is noticeably lacking; yet, at the same time, the mechanism for bringing it is denied. In this same way the poor are denied many things ... legalize, legalize drugs, legalize happiness ...
t - My personal opinion is that there are both primary and secondary health risks. First, any smoke you take into your lungs puts you at higher risk for lung disease. Second, anything you take that interferes with judgment puts you at higher risk for the effects of poor judgment - auto accidents and such.
This puts smoking marijuana in the same general class as tobacco and alcohol. If you are an adult, you should be able to balance the benefits and risks and act accordingly.
People should not have to suffer the effects of second hand smoke or of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.
Good luck trying to get the courts to believe that being stoned is pursuit of happiness.
From 1978-1991 the federal government prescribed patients with medical marijuana to approved applicants and they STILL TO THIS DAY CONTINUE to dispense medical marijuana to those patients that were in the government program... They have not transitioned them over to any other form of alternative drug to replace the medical marijuana they prescribed. If the federal government is still dispensing medical marijuana to people then they must recognize that it does have medical benefits... If not they would have prescribed alternative legal pharmacutecal drugs to them to replace the medical marijuana, right???
Wouldn't the government be in violation of their own law AND BE SUPPLYING doctors with marijuana? Isn't that hypocritical? They are contributing to the corruption of doctors disregarding federal law and/or personal professional advice of a doctor?
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