…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.