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OPINION: Our Government's Marijuana Monopoly

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
Our federal government has a monopoly on the supply of marijuana for research or any other purpose. This is very unique, private sources of all other drugs are available to researchers.

It is down right sinister, a crime against humanity, for the medicinal uses of cannabis to be suppressed. Some scientific researchers speculate that cannabinoids play a protective role in the brain, slowing the rate of disease. Ooooops! Who spilled the beans? Scientists and patients all over the world, that's who!
Rebel with Just Cause Award 2007!

Patients testify to Cannabis' help in treating Alzheimer's, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, gastrointestinal (GI) tract disorders, Cancer and HIV/AIDS! A 2007 Columbia University in New York study reported smoking average strength cannabis was as effective as taking 8 times the US FDA recommended dose of Marinol!

DEA Administrative Law Judge Mary Ellen Bittner issued her ruling in the matter of Dr. Lyle Craker's application for a DEA license to produce marijuana for federally approved research in a privately funded facility at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in February, 2007. Her opinion was entirely in favor of Dr. Craker.

It read in part: "The existing supply of marijuana is not adequate." "Competition in the manufacture of marijuana for research purposes is inadequate." Making additional supplies available "would be in the public interest."

You can get your church, health or humanitarian group involved. Since February several major religious denominations, including the United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA), have sent letters to the DEA in support of Dr. Craker's application.

There is a "Dear Colleague" letter sent out by Reps. John Olver (D-MA) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) asking other Representatives to sign their Congressional Sign-On Letter to DEA Administrator Karen Tandy urging the DEA to accept the ruling by Judge Bittner in favor of Dr. Craker.

Please, urge your Representatives to contact Brendan Boundy in Rep. Olver's office and sign the letter. Member Web Site Listing (by State) - United States House of Representatives, 110th Congress, 1st Session

The American people have been denied scientific information about cannabis far too long.

Prohibition fuels corruption of public officials and injustice in our courts. It triggers violence in our streets and along our borders. It incites terrorists by forcing senseless policy on other countries. The black market supports despicable people who sell to children and who recruit them to sell to their peers. The statistics reveal that racism is epidemic in the drug war.

Legalizing and regulating drug distribution would immediately cut off the major source of funding for terrorists worldwide. Save the American Dream! Restore justice in the world; construct science based drug policies about saving and rehabilitating instead of ruining lives.



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medMUser

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Very good post User!

Also every one check out Ron Paul. He wants to end the war on drugs.

Ron Paul 2008 — Hope for America

Also Jack Herer's site has some great info!!!

Welcome to Jack Herer's Home on the Web

Scroll down (this may tak e some time as there are a LOT of good pieces at Jack's site regarding hemp, & cannabis as medicine!!) till you find Jack's story of his mom, alzheimers & cannabis. He had amazing results!!

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