I always believed that marijuana would remain illegal until big pharm could patent it, control it and have a legal monopoly on it.
Something unheard of is happening; in the ongoing “War on Drugs”. State and local governments are decriminalizing marijuana in direct conflict with federal laws. Several states such as Colorado, New York, Rhode Island, Illinois, and Maryland have all taken steps to lessen the penalties for carrying small quantities of marijuana. But that fails to address a major problem, which is the DEA and other government organizations insistence on raiding the homes and businesses of suspected drug users. While I support legalization of the plant, ignoring federal laws will inevitably lead to more arrests, which is obviously counter-productive to any freedom movement. A former NYPD Detective testified last week that he saw fellow officers illegally planting drugs on innocent citizens in order to meet their arrest quotas. That being said, should we incriminate others even when they have medical credentials for the substance? U.S. patent 6630507 clearly states that cannabinoids are “useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.” Showing a clear case of hypocrisy where the government holds a patent stating the documented benefits of marijuana; only to spend billions of dollars on a national level trying to eradicate it. Alcohol and cigarettes have already proven over time to be more harmful to the human body and the environment. So what would explain the dichotomy over regulation of said substances? The only reason to continue this fraudulent activity would be to further the prison-military-industrial complex, which at the end of the day is profit oriented.
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