Monday, July 11, 2011

No accepted medical use

The Obama administration has disappointed its core followers with:
The federal government officially declared that marijuana has no accepted medical use and should remain classified as a dangerous and addictive drug. It will remain in the same class of drugs as heroin.

The Department of Justice declared Friday: "DHHS concluded that marijuana has a high potential for abuse, has no accepted medical use in the United States, and lacks an acceptable level of safety for use even under medical supervision." (Read the rest of the ruling here.)
There are some marijuana legalization arguments, but here is an amusing rebuttal of 5 Pro-Marijuana Arguments That Aren't Helping.

Where I live in California, marijuana is mostly legal already. If you walk down a busy downtown street smoking dope right in front of a cop, he will tell you to put it away. That is about the extent of the marijuana enforcement. A ballot proposition to make it completely legal was turned down by California voters.

New pro-dope arguments show up all the time. Video gamers smoke it:
Simultaneously, you see, the gaming and marijuana communities have been debating whether pot makes video game players more at one with their controllers.

Culture magazine, for example, insists that using marijuana while gaming is not entirely unlike using steroids while smacking a baseball.
And parents give it to their autistic kids, based on internet rumors, according to this NBC TV story:
Out of desperation, she Googled cannabis and autism, and realized she wasn't the only one who made the connection.

Other parents and autism experts found success with medical marijuana as a treatment for autistic children.
There is no science behind this, of course.

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