Archive for the ‘SCAMS’ 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.)


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

Source: Federal Study: Passage Of Medical Marijuana Laws Don’t Increase Teen Use | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

Subst Use Misuse. 2016 Oct 18:1-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Source: Is the Legalization of Marijuana Associated With Its Use by Adolescents? – PubMed – NCBI

Restricting cannabis as a Schedule I drug is morally indefensible. It’s time to rethink the lack of wisdom of our scheduling system.

Source: Here’s Why the DEA Will Never Reschedule Cannabis – Leafly

The use of medical marijuana for millions of patients suffering from a wide range of health conditions and the subsequent therapeutic benefits has long been documented. Cannabis sativa can benefit patients suffering from a wide range of conditions, including cancer, epilepsy, chronic pain, and post-traumatic stress disorder. So given all the health benefits for people experiencing debilitating health issues, why does the federal government continue to stifle valid, externally valid scientific research on Cannabis sativa?

Source: How the federal government limits valid scientific research on Cannabis sativa: Researchers attempt to navigate difficult system — ScienceDaily

Adolescents who use both marijuana and alcohol during middle school and high school are more likely to have poor academic performance and mental health during high school, according to a new study that followed a group of students over a seven-year period. However, the study found marijuana use was predictive of poorer functioning across more areas, including lower academic functioning, being less prepared for school, more delinquent behavior and poorer mental health.

Source: Adolescent alcohol, marijuana use leads to poor academic performance, health problems — ScienceDaily

These clearly are not “researchers” but naive students, likely pushed down this path by professors’ personal agendas.  Here, they naively assume that alcohol and cannabis are causal, but it is MORE likely that troubled teens hang with the wrong crowds, seek escapes from their academic foibles, and do poorly in school irrespective of any drug or alcohol use.  It is the poor academic performance that is causal to their chemical escapes.  What would YOU prefer– beating your head against the wall in a struggle with schoolwork that you do not understand, or enjoy a buzz?  The answer should be obvious to the “researchers” but I’d bet that Big Pharma is likely to fund the professor, who then urges his students to find negativity associated with cannabis.