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(MOLALLA, Ore.) – I am completely flummoxed by the complete u-turn made by our president regarding medical marijuana. Nadelman in the NY Times on 7 November points the artillery and fires, what’s going on? In October 2009 he defended the use of medical marijuana and he promised his smoking public that he “would not use the justice department resources to override state laws on the issue”. I can not imagine that being a flat-out lie but he surely has some answering to do.
On that basis, 16 states and Washington D.C. have legal medical marijuana but the DEA, Treasury Dept, IRS, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, have let their alcohol besotted hell hounds loose on unsuspecting legal growers and users of a highly safe medicine.
The United States attorneys also under the influence of ‘ardent spirits’ have joined in the egregious rapacious rampage against mostly sick, disabled medical patients with no mercy, putting them at the mercy of the Mexican drug black marketeers. They seem to be targeting anyone or any organization which might have a scintilla of interest in supplying medical marijuana to sick patients.
The concurrently federal statement that “as a Schedule one drug (Like heroin or cocaine) has no currently acceptable medical use in treatment in the United States”. This is in the face of the federal marijuana “POT FARM” in Mississippi. The six or so federally permitted users of medical marijuana supplied by the federal government, the fact that the U.S. govt. owns the patent for the use of marijuana for cancer and the FDA approved use by prescription of Marinol or THC, the chief chemical in marijuana.
These are examples of Reefer Madness in the white house.
Marijuana is the safest medicine ever found and has NEVER KILLED ANYBODY. Contrast this with about 100,000 deaths per year, of safe federally approved medications.
Marijuana is the safest medicine ever found and has “never KILLED anybody”. Contrast this with about 100,000 deaths per year of ‘safe’ federally approved medication.
Marijuana if taxed like alcohol and tobacco; its two main competitors, would erase every state’s tax deficiency and most of that of the U.S. govt. Instead we send the money to the Mexican millionaire cartels.
Based on Obama’s now ignored promise of 2009, millions of sick patients are using medical marijuana and it is a major industry in most states, legal or not, with several thousands grow sites and dispensaries.
OK Obama, let’s hear it for Kona Gold and Maui Wowie, your old friends in Hawaii.
Dr. Phillip Leveque has degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and minors in physiology and biochemistry. He was a Professor of Pharmacology, employed by the University of London for 2 years, during which time he trained the first doctors in Tanzania. After training doctors, he became an Osteopathic Physician, as well as a Forensic Toxicologist.
Before any of that, Phil Leveque was a Combat Infantryman in the U.S. Army in WWII. He suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder more than 60 years after the war, and specialized in treating Veterans with PTSD during his years as a doctor in Molalla, Oregon. Do you have a question, comment or story to share with Dr. Leveque?
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