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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-03 01:59 PM
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58. Is mpp lying too?
Edited on Sun Jul-13-03 02:07 PM by dsc
Here is their response to the question: "Why not wait for more research before making marijuana legally available as a medicine?".

"(R)esearch funds are limited, and there is a daunting thicket of regulations to be negotiated at the federal level (those of the Food and Drug Administration, FDA, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA) and state levels."

"Some drugs, such as marijuana, are labeled Schedule I in the Controlled Substance Act, and this adds considerable complexity and expense to their clinical evaluation."

"(O)nly about one in five drugs initially tested in humans successfully secures FDA approval for marketing through a new drug application."

"From a scientific point of view, research is difficult because of the rigors of obtaining an adequate supply of legal, standardized marijuana for study."

"In short, development of the marijuana plant is beset by substantial scientific, regulatory, and commercial obstacles and uncertainties."

"(D)espite the legal, social, and health problems associated with smoking marijuana, it is widely used by certain patient groups."
Note what this pro legalization group doesn't say. They don't say the studies have been done. Incidently I don't disagree with the fact obsticals exist here but to call a candidate a liar for claiming more study is needed on this issue when even the legalizers agree is nothing short of profound dishonesty.

Here is the link:

www.mpp.org/science.html

edited for the title, the question, and to provide a link. Also replaced brackets with parenthesis.
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