Friday, April 21, 2006

FDA toes the party line....

Yesterday, the FDA released a statement reiterating its official position that Marijuana has no medicinal value.

The NY Times had a couple of interesting points in their article covering this, specifically: "The Food and Drug Administration statement directly contradicts a 1999 review by the Institute of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences, the nation's most prestigious scientific advisory agency. That review found marijuana to be 'moderately well suited for particular conditions, such as chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and AIDS wasting.'"

Let's face the "ugly" truth: marijuana is less dangerous than almost any other substance humans ingest (including asprin). I understand that a bunch of beauraucrats are just trying to keep their jobs, but doesn't the FDA have a higher duty to the American people to tell the truth? These people need to remember whose tax dollars pay their salaries.

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