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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #79)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 09:43 PM

83. This is just where you see propaganda in action in the news

When someone posted a link about Gupta's series on cannabis (which is why he's now admitting this), I went to the CNN site and found this:

“Gone to Pot: America’s Marijuana Obsession,” a one hour "Piers Morgan Live" special will introduce voices from both sides of the marijuana argument offering a number of resources and statistics on the substance. Tonight, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta breaks through the talking points and discusses the real benefits and effects of marijuana.

“There was so much that was saying that simply wasn’t true,” said the Chief Medical Correspondent. “Every 19 minutes someone dies of a prescription drug overdose - doesn’t happen with marijuana.”

According to Gupta, marijuana has the potential to be an addictive and abusive substance; about nine percent of people may become addicted or psychologically dependent. In comparison, around 15 percent of people become addicted to alcohol, with 23 percent of people using LSD or heroin becoming addicted.

To hear Gupta refute David Evans, Special Adviser to Drug Free America Foundation, tune in tonight at 9. Also, be sure to watch for Gupta’s own documentary, “WEED,” slated to air in August.


People in the medical community DO NOT consider LSD addictive. Why CNN says this - well, who knows. Heroin is considered highly potentially addictive. LSD is considered LOW on the addiction scale - as in virtually no addictive potential.

In fact, some research has indicated that LSD can help wean people from addictive substances like alcohol or heroin. So, even when advertising this program, CNN was spreading misinformation about drug policy. LSD, like marijuana, is a schedule I drug, and said to have no medical value. This isn't true.

The man who founded Alcoholics Anonymous used LSD to help him with his addiction to alcohol.

We are not allowed to perform studies on the medical value of LSD to help addicts kick their habits and rejoin society, heal their lives and heal their families. This is, again, indicative of a govt. that is too stupid or corrupt to do its job.

The reason LSD is schedule I is because LSD was taken out of the medical environment, where it was under study for help with addiction and other medical treatment, and into the counter culture. That reality - that these substances are associated with the social upheaval of the 1960s, is the ONLY reason for these to have a schedule I classification. There's no scientific reason.

So, we see medicine and science are subject to propaganda from those who have an agenda outside of medicine or science.

Just the mention LSD as a medically useful substance, in a mainstream setting, requires someone to go through the litany of... I don't endorse recreational use, I was not part of the sixties, I am a responsible person...blahblahblah. Why? Because of decades of propaganda and demonizing a substance because it is associated with one's political enemies.

But Gupta's remarks, which are in the OP, do not mention LSD. He talks about alcohol and cocaine and how their addictive properties are much greater than marijuana. So how or why did CNN include the lie about LSD?

The reality is that I don't watch tv news for my information about the world. But a lot of people do.

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