Thursday, July 23, 2009

Drug czar blasts medicinal value of marijuana

In a major display of blatant ignorance, U.S. Drug Czar, Gil Kerlikowske, stated, “Marijuana is dangerous and has no medicinal value.”

The director of the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy spoke in Fresno yesterday about the recent raids and marijuana eradication efforts going on in Fresno County, and made the following statement regarding the proposal of legalizing marijuana in California.

“Legalization is not in the president's vocabulary, and it's not in mine.”

The operation, SOS (“Save” our Sierra), has claimed over $1.25 *billion* in cannabis in Fresno County. 80 people have been arrested so far, and the operation is planned to continue. Talk about throwing away money. I guess all those people with IOUs can just keep waiting for their money.

The “czar” described marijuana as harmful and addictive, all the while neglecting to address the dangers and addictive qualities of pharmaceuticals and other legal substances like paint, glue, gasoline, and food.

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  1. The Drug Czar has obviously been misinformed. Or perhaps just not paid yet by the marijuana industry. How can he ignore the addictive dangers of pharmaceuticals and alcohol? Of course those groups fall under special interests.

  2. Tell the ignorant drug czar to please read HEMP FOR VICTORY: THE WONDER HERB by Richard M. Davis of the USA Hemp Museum. The work is a museum tour on the topic of marijuana as medicine.

    Davis has a free ebook download on his site with the hard copy for sale on amazon.

    Ignorant by choice is no way to run a country. We The People must demand that science drive policy and stop pretending not to know that hemp can help us solve our problems now.