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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    unreal. the DEA has zero credibility on this issue.

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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    This move would be especially confusing to anybody who had a chance to view the DEA's publication on medical pot -- before they yanked it off their web site.



    As an unrelated aside, are there any states-rights conservatives who are okay with the DEA raiding distributors of medical marijuana when doing so is legal under state law?
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    This move would be especially confusing to anybody who had a chance to view the DEA's publication on medical pot -- before they yanked it off their web site.



    As an unrelated aside, are there any states-rights conservatives who are okay with the DEA raiding distributors of medical marijuana when doing so is legal under state law?
    The Feds step on states rights here by federally declaring pot a schedule 1 controlled substance. I honestly think the states would have a decent case if they fought it though.

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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    The one-sidedness of the decision blatantly demonstrates that this isn't about rational science or statistics, but power. Obama's recent reversal on drug policy, and now the DEA's severe reversal, shows that someone got to them. Probably the pharmaceutical industry and the prison industry. Despite crime rates dropping, more prisons are being built than ever before. Marijuana is an effective criminal cash cow.

    Sad but true. This is a more disturbing setback. It seemed like real progress was being made. It just goes to show you though that the Democrats are no different than the Republicans. They are all susceptible to lobbying.

    Corporate lobbying should be illegal.

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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    The one-sidedness of the decision blatantly demonstrates that this isn't about rational science or statistics, but power. Obama's recent reversal on drug policy, and now the DEA's severe reversal, shows that someone got to them. Probably the pharmaceutical industry and the prison industry. Despite crime rates dropping, more prisons are being built than ever before. Marijuana is an effective criminal cash cow.

    Sad but true. This is a more disturbing setback. It seemed like real progress was being made. It just goes to show you though that the Democrats are no different than the Republicans. They are all susceptible to lobbying.

    Corporate lobbying should be illegal
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    Times like this, hitting the 'like' button is not enough.

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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    Empower the federal government, they said....
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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    This is great news for all of the illegal growers out there.
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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    This is great news for all of the illegal growers out there.
    Not to mention the cartels.

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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Medical marijuana: U.S. rules that marijuana has no accepted medical use - latimes.com

    The decision by the DEA comes almost nine years after medical marijuana supporters asked the government to reclassify cannabis to take into account a growing body of research that shows its effectiveness in treating certain diseases.

    What the hell is going on???
    First Obama was or may still be a Pot head and Coke freak and he wants you to think he learned the error of his ways.

    Next Law enforcement gets to keep any money the find and can connect to any drug.

    Last Drug companies donate large sums of cash to law makers overtly and my guess is covertly.

    No surprise here.

    What's funny id Obama's people have sold what now turns out to be close 3,00 assault guns to criminal in Mexico and Honduras, and they want to control your access to guns.

    They refuse to do anything about the Border invasion, and people still think this fool is great.

    How is any of this justifiable, in my question?

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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Medical marijuana: U.S. rules that marijuana has no accepted medical use - latimes.com

    The decision by the DEA comes almost nine years after medical marijuana supporters asked the government to reclassify cannabis to take into account a growing body of research that shows its effectiveness in treating certain diseases.



    What the hell is going on???
    Business as usual. This crap's been going on for decades. I wrote a paper on the development of marijuana law in law school, and I can tell you that as far back as the 1890's there have been reliable studies suggesting that marijuana is, at the very least, largely harmless. And yet we have it classified as a Schedule I controlled substance (which means, among other things, that the government considers the substance unsafe for use even under medical supervision). More recently there has been a significant body of evidence suggesting that marijuana has valid medicinal value (also inconsistent with a Schedule I classification).
    Our government has been studiously avoiding basically all valid scientific conclusions on this subject since at least the 1930's; including several studies commissioned by our government. Even the study commissioned by Nixon concluded that marijuana was harmless, in the face of immense pressure to go the other direction. He allegedly threw it in the trash without reading it.

    So yeah. Business as usual.

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