Archive for the ‘Corruption’ Category

The company is also under investigation for illegally marketing powerful opioid painkillers.

Source: A pharma company that spent $500,000 trying to keep pot illegal just got DEA approval for synthetic marijuana – The Washington Post

 

If this isn’t pure, unadulturated BULLSHIT to the Nth degree, I don’t know what is!  Let’s hope that Trump de-funds the DEA!  (I won’t hold my breath.)

AuntieBS

Rumors are flying about whether the Trump administration will crack down on cannabis, but what’s the true story?

Source: Trump and Sessions Seem Focused on Cartels, Not Cannabis | Leafly

What if the DEA and CIA were the biggest drug dealers in the world, to fund black ops projects and enrich themselves?  Consider:  The Taliban wanted to eradicate opium cultivation in Afghanistan, on religious grounds.  Our government declares them to be the enemy and we send troops in to PROTECT the opium fields!?!?!?  What if the CIA then protected huge shipments of opium to clandestine cartel labs, where it was processed into heroin, with the cartels slipping $BILLIONS to the CIA for the wholesale of the raw product, and made many times that by flooding our markets with cheap heroin?

There have been such allegations in the press over the years, even back to Oliver North in the 1970’s, but how would civilians (reporters) ever confirm the truth?  It would be difficult.  Yet, this strong possibility looms.

AuntieBS

A conflict between state and federal law has long bedeviled patients who rely on medical marijuana and the clinics that supply them with their drug.

Source: Court Upholds Ban on Federal Interference with Medical Marijuana Laws

Thank God for a modicum of sanity.

AuntieBS

The medicinal properties of cannabidiol are quickly drawing the attention of scientists, plant-medicine lovers, dietary-supplement companies and Big Pharma.

Source: The Battle For Cannabidiol (CBD): Big Pharma VS The People | HoneyColony

Just incredible!  CBD is not psychoactive and should be in the same category as over-the-counter supplements, like herbal teas, echinacea, ginger, Valerian root, chamomile, etc.  But, because it offers medicinal help, the DEA bans it to support big phramaceutical companies.  I sure would like to see the DEA disbanded, as they’ve sucked more than a trillion dollars in tax money, and what have they accomplished?  A million people in prison, $5 heroin, and ubiquitous methamphetamine.  If a company was that effective, it would be bankrupt.  Why is Congress not chastising them and defunding them over such disingenuous ineffectiveness?

AuntieBS

15 years ago the DEA tried a similar sneaky move to ban hempseed oil. The agency was defeated by–get this–Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps.

Source: Hold On! The DEA’s Move Against CBD May Not Be Legal | Leafly

The concentration of the euphoriant THC in cannabis has tripled in the space of 20 years in Denmark. The reason may be a systematic processing of the cannabis plants, some of which are being grown in skunk farms in Denmark. Cannabis of such high quality can lead to a greater risk of harm and adverse side effects. This is in particular a problem for the large group of young people who smoke it several times a month.

Source: Danish cannabis is stronger than ever: The concentration of the euphoriant THC in cannabis has tripled in the space of 20 years — ScienceDaily

Talking in dramatic terms about new, stronger cannabis is a non-starter, because MUCH stronger forms of cannabis and cannabis concentrates have been around for many decades.  Just as one does not chug vodka or Everclear like they might a beer, people don’t smoke joints of hashish or 80% concentrates.  Instead of smoking harsh joints, people now have one or two tokes from a vaporizer or pipe, sometimes known as a “pinch hitter”.

Pot strength IS a valid concern in unmarked edibles, however.  Someone eating  too much cannabis can easily OD, and experience unpleasant effects, none of which are lethal, unlike ODing on alcohol or other drugs.  Edibles should always be clearly labeled as to strength and kept away from children.

Strong cannabis should be everyone’s goal, because one ingests fewer tars and other unwanted smoke particulates and distillates,  because fewer tokes are necessary.

AuntieBS

In a speech to high school students in Kentucky, Loretta Lynch said that opioids are the true gateway drugs, not cannabis.

Source: U.S. Attorney General Says Cannabis Is Not a Gateway Drug | Leafly