Evidence of the hoax to get full legalization
Pro-pot advocates always planned “medical marijuana” as a hoax.
Richard Cowan, another leader of NORML, said in 1991, “…once you have hundreds of thousands of people using marijuana under medical supervision, the whole scam is going to be bought.” One of the videotapes acknowledging that NORML officials planned it as a scam: Has the medical in marijuana qualified for rescheduling?
Youth use rose after medical marijuana
Teen usage has been going up since 1996, when medical marijuana was voted upon in the 1st state, California. Additionally, the teen perceptions of the risks in using marijuana have been going steadily downward since the 1991. Certain states with medical marijuana saw a steep rise in teen use after the introduction of medical marijuana. Vermont, Oregon and Colorado, also have some of the highest usage of opiate pills, cocaine and alcohol in children and adults. It looks like marijuana is the gateway drug, when comparing state statistics for marijuana usage with all other drug usage.
Here’s the systematic review of systematic reviews of medical cannabinoids from Canada.
Medicine goes through an approval process
Medicines go through rigorous testing in the FDA approval process. Determined by scientific testing, it’s not a foolproof process, and the FDA has made mistakes. But it’s certainly better than medicine by vote or popular acclamation which perpetuates outright fraud. The process assures consistency of potency, testing for impurities and proper dosing. The current rage for CBD is full of pitfalls. How could any substance cure everything?
Epidiolex, a cannabidiol medicine made by GW Pharmaceuticals to treat two types of childhood epilepsy has been approved by the FDA. However, there are mixed results for the use of cannabidiol in children with intractable seizures, with 30% benefiting somewhat but 47% experiencing important side effects, including some with increased seizures.