Our friends at Firedoglake are petitioning the FDA to reschedule marijuana from a drug with “no medical benefit” to a drug that has acceptable medical uses. This tactic would eliminate the need for medipot states to come up with creative ways for doctors to give the go ahead to their patients who could benefit from medicinal marijuana. Currently, doctors can’t actually prescribe marijuana (because the FDA says it has no benefit); instead, they can only “recommend” certain patients use the drug. As it stands now, each medipot state has its own rules governing the sale of marijuana to needy patients.
It’s no shocker that Mexican drug cartels are operating within the U.S., but parents probably have no idea that their children are being targeted to aid the cartels in evading law enforcement. The cartels are paying children to do minor tasks for a small reward of maybe $50 – not the kind of first employer that parents may have envisioned. Here are the deets:
It’s time to legalize marijuana, duh. Here’s a good video for those who need convincing.
Now, legalization requires altering current U.S. laws, so we need to put pressure on legislators. Here are some applicable links:
White House petition site has many dealing with the weed business; this is the one with the most support so far.
We the People
San Francisco Medical Marijuana Doctor Offers Three Rules of Medical Cannabis Use
This is a prescription form for medicinal use of liquor during the prohibition of alcohol. Medical marijuana is in a similar situation today, it is an illegal substance, but considered medicine by the Federal government. It is a controlled substance and taxed where it has been legalized for medicinal use. This is an obvious loophole in the law, but there needs to be some kind of recognition by the Federal government of how wide spread and common the use of this substance is. Alcohol has very little real medicinal use, as opposed to marijuana. There has been more recognition by the federal government of the medicinal use, but its policies do not follow through.