AND THE END OF D.E.A S
Sometimes we know these things, but we really don’t want to be having our noses rubbed in it – and frankly, because of my urologist’s recommendation, I feel I’m now in a fight for my life every day that I breathe.
I want to make myself clear about the supplements I am taking – they work, they have helped me lose weight, I feel better, but I know that they are not miracle cures. I have never been a supplement user until I started looking around at my friends who are healthier because they use them and my wife has a cupboard devoted to supplements and she looks great.
As I have explored a lot of alternative to the maintenance drugs I use, I have over time learned the value of herbs and a lot of alternative natural things one can do to relieve inflammation and the pain that goes with it. It is also advantageous to live in a state where marijuana laws have changed which has made it quite easy to explore alternate uses for it – we all know that most people smoke it, and of course we know that when it is smoked, it gives you munchies, jokes are funnier – you are more apt to binge watch Family Guy, or SpongeBob Square Pants and everyone you meet is a trip, or they are more good looking and interesting.
For cancer patients with nausea, pot smoked or eaten gives them an appetite and it balances the over-medicated feeling that comes with the use of synthetic opiates.
Now I do not smoke pot as a rule – I have had edibles while I was recovering from cancer surgery and now I am a full supporter, having often times used cannabinoid oils or CBD ointments to treat pain. I have found that it kills pain on contact and is far more effective than Oxycodone for breakthrough pain and muscle stiffness.
Now, I have to remind everyone that where I live, I can use it legally, however, recent news has once again revealed that the conspiracy of Big Pharma wanting to chemically enslave the populace and line their pockets with money as those in pain are simply a cash cow for a multibillion dollar cabal.
For the fourth consecutive time, the Drug Enforcement Administration has denied a petition to lessen federal restrictions on the use of marijuana.
While recreational marijuana use is legal in four states and D.C. and medical applications of the drug have been approved in many more, under federal law, it remains a Schedule 1 controlled substance, which means it’s considered to have “no currently accepted medical use” and a “high potential for abuse.”
The gap between permissive state laws and a restrictive federal policy has become increasingly untenable in the minds of many doctors, patients, researchers, business owners and legislators.
For instance, last Fall, a Brookings Institution report slammed the federal government for “stifling medical research” in the area of marijuana policy. As a Schedule 1 drug, it’s much harder for researchers to work with marijuana than with many other controlled substances. The American Academy of Pediatrics has called on the government to move marijuana into Schedule 2 to facilitate more research into medical uses.
When I read this, I realized that once again we can demonstrate this is how a primitive control system built on bribes, theft and murder operates and how the conspiracy of eugenics directives and culling is the foremost and underlying strategy of the sustainability whores at the U.N.
I have said often the pharmaceutical cabal benefits from a nation that is sick and in pain. Migraines, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, sinusitis and other conditions are major culprits affecting about one in three adults. Pain is the number one reason that people call in sick to work, yet many doctors are either reluctant or inadequately trained to treat it.
What you might not realize is that living a life full of pain will shave years off your lifespan. Pain contributes to sedentary lifestyle and depression. Depression can become so severe that people often end their lives or some even resort to doctor assisted suicide in order to escape it.
So why are doctors afraid to treat pain? Well, abuse is the first factor that usually comes to mind but the truth is that very few patients using narcotics to legitimately treat a painful condition actually become addicted.
The other reason is that there are so many undesirable side effects with narcotics and unless you find the root cause of a person’s pain, it’s like using a band aid on an amputated arm – it just doesn’t work long term; all good reasons to seek the correct treatment.
Many people have found the medical marijuana takes care of pain and that it doesn’t have dangerous addictive side effects often associated with opiates. For decades, the pharmaceutical industry has poured millions into the pockets of corrupt politicians as they lobbied to keep cannabis illegal.
A new study from the University of Georgia shows exactly why all the lobbying and big money is spent keeping it illegal.
Legal marijuana destroys Big Pharma’s profits.
The study examined the costs of Medicare’s prescription drug benefit program in 2013, a year when only 17 states and the District of Columbia had legalized medicinal marijuana. They found that legal pot contributed to a savings of $165.2 million in prescription costs. Researchers at the University of Georgia used those numbers to determine a savings in the hundreds of millions if all states would legalize medical cannabis.
Now it makes perfect sense why the DEA would maintain this asinine classification.
Under the U.S. Controlled Substances Act of 1970, the cannabis plant and its organic cannabinoids are classified as Schedule I prohibited substances — the most restrictive category available under the law. By definition, substances in this category must meet three specific inclusion criteria:
To be considered a Schedule I substance, the drug must possess “a high potential for abuse”; it must have “no currently accepted medical use” in the United States; and, the substance must lack “accepted safety for use … under medical supervision.”
DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg claims the agency’s decision is rooted in science, and that he gave “enormous weight “to conclusions by the Food and Drug Administration that marijuana has “no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.”
In a statement that flies in the face of reality for thousands of people currently treating a wide range of medical ailments with cannabis and cannabis derivatives, Rosenberg said, “This decision isn’t based on danger. This decision is based on whether marijuana, as determined by the FDA, is a safe and effective medicine,” he said, “and it’s not.”
Just this week, the National Conference of State Legislatures, a group representing State lawmakers, called on the federal government to move marijuana from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2. The move to keep it a schedule one drug is a dead giveaway and should be seen as evidence that the DEA and the FDA want Big Pharma to continue to poison people for profit.
Now, I know that people are saying but Clyde – California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Arizona will vote on whether to legalize recreational marijuana this fall and if the initiatives to “legalize” pass what is the big deal?
The big deal is simple… The state says it is legal… on a federal level, they can enforce the Schedule 1 laws and can even jail you for having marijuana.
This will undoubtedly cause a schism and confusion about state and federal marijuana policy which in turn creates problems and headaches for the doctors who are coerced into prescribing addictive opiates to their patients, disappointment for researchers who could get grants to find medical uses for cannabis and businesses that become over taxed and are told that they cannot borrow money to start a cannabis business.
What is really infuriating about this is that the Department of Health and Human Services of the U.S.A. has held a patent [US6630507 B1] on Cannabinoids since 1999 demonstrating the value of such on various neurodegenerative diseases.
A British company has already gotten approval from most of the EU regulators and has a drug for MS muscle spasms on the market that’s a marijuana extract balanced to have both the molecules of THC and CBD.
Sativex has now been launched in 15 countries including the UK, Spain, Italy and Germany.
Not here though — all because of the FDA all because of stupid and archaic laws that obviously are drawn up to benefit the pharmaceutical industry.
Marijuana is absurdly classified as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, alongside hard drugs such as heroin, while other, much more highly addictive substances, including oxycodone and methamphetamine, are considered to have medical use and regulated differently under Schedule II of the law.
Adding to the absurdity, overdose deaths from prescription pain medications have now overtaken street drugs such as cocaine, heroin and meth as the leading pharmaceutical killer of Americans, while marijuana has resulted in not one overdose death in history.
To give some perspective, both alcohol and tobacco, two substances widely acknowledged to possess far greater dangers to health than cannabis does, and without any medicinal value, are not classified under the Controlled Substances Act.
It is also interesting to note that most Americans support legalization of cannabis and the federal government should at a minimum leave regulatory decisions to the states and then butt out and let them control it.
Make no mistake that the DEA’s decision is purely based in big money politics and has virtually nothing to do with safety or science.
I can’t believe the government has now become similar to the medieval churches that refused to believe in new sciences and therefore, making them illegal.
There is nothing scientific about willful ignorance and once again we can see that politics, an exercise for the ignorant, is the primary reason for this decision.