How the FDA Protects Sellers of Rat Poop and Dangerous Drugs

…while preventing Americans from getting truly safe and effective medicine.

It’s all outlined in this sad-true-but-funny-in-a-wry-way article in The 420 Times, which I found thanks to a link by stonerjesus420 on /r/trees. If you’re not the clicky type, here are some pertinENT quotes from the article (to get you to go over there and read more!):

Many opponents of medical marijuana like to say that because cannabis hasn’t been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it’s not real medicine. They lament the fact that medical cannabis laws are passed by voters and legislatures and don’t go through the “FDA Approval Process…Are you ok with insects? What about rodent “filth?” For instance, each 100 grams of peanut butter is allowed to have up to 30 “insect fragments” or one rodent hair…The only reason anti-medical marijuana activists put the FDA up on a pedestal is because they haven’t approved cannabis; it has nothing to do with their track record for approving safe drugs.

Old Hippie is a father of two boys and thankfully living in California where all this kind of thing is legal. He started smoking marijuana in 1967 in high school, experimented with mind-expanding drugs of all kinds, and then straightened out 15 or so years later to become an airplane pilot. After being diagnosed with depression in 2000, he lost his job and most of the following decade to prescription medications (such as antidepressants) which sapped his energy and will. Finally, a chance conversation with a friend led to a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana (MMJ). This changed his entire life, health, and outlook for the better. is his continuing story. It’s also his way to provide experienced advice on using medical marijuana effectively and responsibly, as well as advocacy, activism, and support for others. Old Hippie teaches about safe use of cannabis edibles, Canna Caps, vaporizers, dosing, and even microdosing.


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