Government lies versus science on medical marijuana
Sacramento, California finds itself on the front line of the cannabis propaganda war. The US government are fighting to preserve their war on drugs in a federal hearing to decide if there is a constitutional basis to classify cannabis as a Schedule 1 substance (Schedule I drugs are those that have the following characteristic according to the United States Drug Enforcement Agency: The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse. The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical treatment use in the U.S.). The government knows there are real medical benefits to cannabis but by admitting them, they lose their getting tough on crime political campaign speeches. They lose the big budgets and back slaps from the good old boys and most importantly they lose their legal bribes from pharmaceutical companies, the alcohol industry and the law enforcement industry. The hearings in Sacramento heard from expert witnesses on both sides of the divide. Typically the government’s attorneys tried to poke holes in research proving the medicinal nature of cannabis instead of giving clear scientific evidence that marijuana is harmful. If they had even one credible scientific study they would be screaming about it, instead they fall back on the tried and tested muddying of the waters strategy.
This is serious cannabis history being made. Once the medicinal benefits are admitted and the plant is taken out of its incredibly expensive law enforcement guarded icebox, then we can get down to the serious business of exploring all the health benefits this plant has to offer. In about a months time we will get the judgement on this case. I believe the only conclusion is to state that scheduling cannabis as a substance with no medicinal benefit and a high potential for abuse is ridiculous. Mighty momentum is on the side of the truth about medical marijuana. The government has shown their hand, they are not interested in the people, they are only interested in their personal profit. When the lie is completely exposed we will have a public with little or no trust left in the structure of governance. Maybe then we can rebuild the kind of society our forefathers fought and died for.