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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:38 PM

Eric Holder - are you listening? Top Physicist discusses

The Science behind Medical Marijuana:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/15/john-schwarz-medical-marijuana_n_2697232.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false
At the above link, the "father of string theory" addresses his concerns about the fact that our society is run by people who continue to ignore the evidence regarding Medical Marijuana. Yet, meanwhile, the major corrupt actions undertaken by entities like HSBC continue to go on, without any legal intervention against such top "Too Big To Fail Firms."

From the article:
"Being a physicist, not a physician, I don't usually comment on issues in medical science," Schwarz wrote in his editorial. "But I can no longer remain silent while people in my family and profession run the risk of federal arrest so that they can follow the recommendations of their doctors."

One such person is Schwarz's wife, Patricia, who, after being diagnosed with a bladder condition in 1995 found medical marijuana was the only thing that relieved her pain. After listening to her groan about the issue for years, Schwarz said her husband felt moved to take up the cause. "We live in a evidence-based society," Patricia Schwarz told HuffPost. "Why isn't the science getting through?"

Under federal law, marijuana is considered a schedule I prohibited substance, defined as having “a high potential for abuse” and “no currently accepted medical use in treatment.” (Other examples of schedule I drugs include heroin and LSD, while cocaine, opium and methamphetamine are classified as schedule II drugs with "some accepted medical use.")

The federal government has not acknowledged numerous studies showing the medical benefits of marijuana, arguing the studies did not meet the standard of double-blind FDA approval trials. Instead Drug Enforcement Officials cite a four-year-old Department of Health and Human Services paper that found no consensus on medical uses for marijuana.

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Response to truedelphi (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:43 PM

1. The science isn't getting through because big pharma buys the politicians

We may live in a evidence based society but we also live in a show me the money society. We need a big medical marijuana lobby. That is about the only thing that would get their attention.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:52 PM

2. Nice analysis.

And what is happening here in Calif. is that the DOJ, ICE, DEA is taking apart the Medical Marijuana industry S-L-O-W-L-Y.

The ones who are growing through permits are very smug - according to many of them, the people who have been "targeted" by the various agencies are riffraff. And they don't understand that either everyone must stand up for everyone, or soon, over the next five years, there won't be anyone left standing.

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Response to truedelphi (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:01 AM

3. The major drug cartels have no interest in the US legalizing any drug because....

....of the obscene amounts of money they make from selling it. If drugs were made legal, they would be out of business virtually overnight. They protect their interests by making sure enough politicians are paid off to make sure legislation legalizing drugs never makes it past the proposal stage. The illegal drugs caught at the US borders is a drop in the bucket compared to what gets into the US, but it makes it look like law enforcement is doing their job. It's all Kabuki theater.

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Response to truedelphi (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:39 AM

4. It's so stupid. It's like other medications. It works great for some people.

It doesn't work for everyone. It has bad side effects for some people. It has no side effects for others. It should be a tool in the tool box for physicians.

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