The Federal Government ‘Ardently Supports’ Medical Marijuana Research?! Who Knew?

Last month we shared with you a letter from Tennessee Congressman Steven Cohen — co-sponsor of HR 2306: The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011 — to Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske, which called upon the Obama administration to support changing cannabis’ status as a schedule I prohibited drug and to respect the laws of states that have legalized it for its medical utility.

“We should not deny the thousands of Americans who rely on the benefits that marijuana provides,” Cohen wrote. “There is no evidence that marijuana has the same addictive qualities or damaging consequences as cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine and should not be treated as such.”

On Monday, October 3, Drug Czar Kerlikowske responded to Rep. Cohen. In his reply, summarized here, Kerlikowske alleged that the Congressman’s concerns regarding the federal scheduling of cannabis are unwarranted because, “We ardently support research into determining what components of the marijuana plant can be used as medicine.”

Kerlikowske added, “In fact, the federal government is the largest source of funding for research into the potential therapeutic benefits of marijuana, and every valid request for the use of marijuana for research has been approved by the Drug Enforcement Administration.”

Really? So how does the Drug Czar explain this headline — from Saturday’s edition of The Washington Post?

Marijuana study of traumatized veterans stuck in regulatory limbo

Getting pot on the street is easy. Just ask the 17 million Americans who smoked the federally illegal drug in 2010.

Obtaining weed from the government? That’s a lot harder.

In April, the Food and Drug Administration approved a first-of-its kind study to test whether marijuana can ease the nightmares, insomnia, anxiety and flashbacks common in combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

But now another branch of the federal government has stymied the study. The Health and Human Services Department is refusing to sell government-grown marijuana to the nonprofit group proposing the research, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.

That’s right, the Drug Czar is claiming that the federal government ‘ardently supports’ medical marijuana research just days after the US government formally denied a request for an FDA-approved clinical trial to assess cannabis’ therapeutic safety and efficacy.

Wait, it gets worse. The ugly truth is that the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the agency that oversees 85 percent of the world’s research on controlled substances, is on record stating that its institutional policy is to reject any and all medical marijuana research. “As the National Institute on Drug Abuse, our focus is primarily on the negative consequences of marijuana use,” a NIDA spokesperson told The New York Times in 2010. “We generally do not fund research focused on the potential beneficial medical effects of marijuana.”

For once a government agency was telling the truth regarding cannabis. NIDA categorically does not support such research — despite the Obama administration in 2010 publicly issuing its “Scientific Integrity” memorandum stating, “Science and the scientific process must inform and guide decisions of my Administration.”

That is why an online search of ongoing FDA-approved clinical trials using the keyword “cannabinoids” yields only six studies (two of which have already been completed) worldwide involving subjects’ use of actual cannabis despite hundreds of favorable preclinical and observational studies clearly demonstrating its benefit.

Just how blatant is Kerlikowske’s latest lie? Consider this. According to the White House’s 2011 National Drug Control Strategy, released in July, only fourteen researchers in the United States are legally permitted to conduct research assessing the effect of inhaled cannabis in human subjects. That’s right, only fourteen! And even among this absurdly limited group of investigators, most are involved in research to assess the drug’s “abuse potential, physical/psychological effects, [and]adverse effects.” So says the White House.

Ardent support for medical marijuana research? Please Gil, don’t make us laugh.

– Article originally from NORML.

Comments

432 Comments

  1. Pingback: liteblue sign in

  2. Pingback: Recommended Site

  3. Pingback: click here

  4. Pingback: website

  5. Pingback: eye doctors

  6. Pingback: 15 Minute Manifestation Review

  7. Pingback: custom logo clothing

  8. Pingback: instagram hack

  9. Pingback: public sex videos

  10. Pingback: julia

  11. Pingback: UPW Tickets

  12. Pingback: redirected here

  13. Pingback: ray bans on sale

  14. Pingback: most sensual cruises

  15. Pingback: Shoulder Flexibility Solution

  16. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد سوم

  17. Pingback: Red Tea Detox Review

  18. Pingback: m�s informaci�n

  19. Pingback: get free psn codes

  20. Pingback: xyz藍光

  21. Pingback: alitadie store

  22. Pingback: dating

  23. Pingback: Oakley Sunglasses Sale

  24. Pingback: ice totally gaming

  25. Pingback: Technologia

  26. Pingback: Check This Out

  27. Pingback: desir feminin stimuler

  28. Pingback: emp jammer

  29. Pingback: cazzo nella figa

  30. Pingback: www.china-hardware-shop.com

  31. Pingback: Microsoft Windows 10 Buy

  32. Pingback: Concurso Público

  33. Pingback: top article

  34. Pingback: Sunglasses

  35. Pingback: Token

  36. Pingback: water pipe

  37. Pingback: payday loans from direct lenders

  38. Pingback: Sell mobile phone

  39. Pingback: mp3

  40. Pingback: Best Pop Instrumental

  41. Pingback: Ray Ban Outlet Sale

  42. Pingback: effectiveness of Phen375

  43. Pingback: wedding gowns toronto

  44. Pingback: usaa homeowners insurance

  45. Pingback: jake burgess

  46. Pingback: Home insurance rates by zip code calculator

  47. Pingback: Quotes compare home insurance

  48. Pingback: read this

  49. Pingback: coupon code

  50. Pingback: what is green tea

  51. Pingback: בתי מזוזה מעוצבים בלוד

  52. Pingback: pure cannabidiol oil

  53. Pingback: purchase cannabis oil

  54. Pingback: real cbd oil

  55. Pingback: licensed moneylender

  56. Pingback: touch typing

  57. Pingback: licensed moneylender

  58. Pingback: debt attorney

  59. Pingback: Recommended Site

  60. Pingback: Skin Tags

  61. Pingback: Fake Oakleys for Sale

  62. Pingback: insurance geico

  63. Pingback: lighting777 shop

  64. Pingback: Web Site

  65. Pingback: casinospel

  66. Pingback: drone-works.com

  67. Pingback: matthew pillmore

  68. Pingback: child custody attorney

  69. Pingback: vermiculite

  70. Pingback: bitcoin

  71. Pingback: http://sexmake.com/

  72. Pingback: دانلود اینه بغل

  73. Pingback: Las palabras claves son

  74. Pingback: wedding dresses

  75. Pingback: cheap dedicated servers

  76. Pingback: skin whitening

  77. Pingback: www.china-hardware-online.com

  78. Pingback: xxx porn

  79. Pingback: Darwin Horan

  80. Pingback: excel guide

  81. Pingback: video excel

  82. Pingback: buy breast pump

  83. Pingback: fake gucci shoes

  84. Pingback: excel guide

  85. Pingback: go

  86. Pingback: a fantastic read

  87. Pingback: Extra resources

  88. Pingback: additional info

  89. Pingback: have a peek at this website

  90. Pingback: walmart1

  91. Pingback: make money online free

  92. Pingback: wedding dress toronto

  93. Pingback: walmartone

  94. Pingback: MOM SON PORN

  95. Pingback: Earning from blog

  96. Pingback: Ethereum

  97. Pingback: 11 Catterley Hill Road

  98. Pingback: ichaelkors.com australia

  99. Pingback: thanks for buying porn online

  100. Pingback: amateur porn sites

  101. Pingback: Kizi

  102. Pingback: amateur porn

  103. Pingback: پنجره یو پی وی سی

  104. Pingback: top porn sites

  105. Pingback: best free porn

  106. Pingback: exercise

  107. Pingback: Small dick & Big Boobs

  108. Pingback: canvasphotoonline.com

  109. Pingback: buy gynexol

  110. Pingback: charte-graphique.org

  111. Pingback: Escorts Barcelona

  112. Pingback: crypto currency

  113. Pingback: Live Video Chat With Santa Claus

  114. Pingback: instagram porn

  115. Pingback: Luft til luft varmepumpe

  116. Pingback: porno

  117. Pingback: 8 ball pool long line hack apk

  118. Pingback: best porn

  119. Pingback: diep.io

  120. Pingback: United First Class Tickets

  121. Pingback: hd porn sites

  122. Pingback: coaster set stainless

  123. Pingback: cheap iphone cases free shipping

  124. Pingback: 陰道變鬆

  125. Pingback: best porn sites

  126. Pingback: stainless steel door hanger

  127. Pingback: Pinganillo

  128. Pingback: satin al

  129. Pingback: Suggested Webpage

  130. Pingback: anthony morrison

  131. Pingback: 420 evaluaitons online El Cajon

  132. Pingback: top porn sites; best free porn sites

  133. Pingback: Love

  134. Pingback: indian tea

  135. Pingback: cheap michael kors

  136. Pingback: coupons com

  137. Pingback: casino games

  138. Pingback: iphone 6 case

  139. Pingback: Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

  140. Pingback: eico car insurance quotes

  141. Pingback: progressive quote

  142. Pingback: mk canada

  143. Pingback: buy hacklink

  144. Pingback: bath salt

  145. Pingback: Prince Frank VON ANHALT-Nassau

  146. Pingback: aparate aer conditionat 9.000 - 12.000 btu montaj rapid

  147. Pingback: poker online

  148. Pingback: Professional Ant Control

  149. Pingback: pirater un compte facebook

  150. Pingback: walmartone

  151. Pingback: programa de ventas

  152. Pingback: porn city

  153. Pingback: corporations good or bad

  154. Pingback: Cosmetic Dentist El Cajon

  155. Pingback: Daniel

  156. Pingback: loft bed singapore

  157. Pingback: Peter Schatzberg Florida

  158. Pingback: Bongacams porn videos

  159. Pingback: flexispy

  160. Pingback: Recommended Browsing

  161. Pingback: assignment help

  162. Pingback: vidfox

  163. Pingback: click through the up coming post

  164. Pingback: Tri-Cities Wa Cell Phone Store

  165. Pingback: datacentre recycling

  166. Pingback: pornwik.com

  167. Pingback: old computer equipment disposal

  168. Pingback: buy viagra online

  169. Pingback: http://secretgirlgames.com/profile/almaalice8

  170. Pingback: www

  171. Pingback: Le secret derriere le secret pdf gratuit avis download

  172. Pingback: Crypto Coin

  173. Pingback: Discover More Here

  174. Pingback: news 24

  175. Pingback: Radhe Maa

  176. Pingback: sexmag

  177. Pingback: Allan

  178. Pingback: cases & covers

  179. Pingback: Hakukoneoptimointi Espoo

  180. Pingback: Radionics

  181. Pingback: San Diego SEO consultant

  182. Pingback: رگ خواب

  183. Pingback: Buy illegal backlinks

  184. Pingback: smart glass

  185. Pingback: war dragons cheat

  186. Pingback: PPC

  187. Pingback: currency exchange

  188. Pingback: دانلود فیلم رگ خواب

  189. Pingback: فیلم نهنگ عنبر

  190. Pingback: Car seat canopy

  191. Pingback: Infant car seat canopy

  192. Pingback: zenofem

  193. Pingback: www.consumerhealthdigest

  194. Pingback: omega xl

  195. Pingback: marks and spencer coupon

  196. Pingback: menoquil review

  197. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  198. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  199. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  200. Pingback: ΚΑΤΑΣΚΕΥΗ ΙΣΤΟΣΕΛΙΔΩΝ ΠΕΛΑΤΕΣ

  201. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  202. Pingback: 2 دانلود نهنگ عنبر

  203. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  204. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  205. Pingback: silverware organizer

  206. Pingback: t shirt printing services

  207. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  208. Pingback: KOYPONI OPAP

  209. Pingback: watch illegal porn

  210. Pingback: link

  211. Pingback: ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ ΞΕΝΟΔΟΧΕΙΑ

  212. Pingback: buy hacklink google

  213. Pingback: فروش لینک

  214. Pingback: go in my site

  215. Pingback: پنجره

  216. Pingback: Segala Macam Judi Olahraga

  217. Pingback: game free

  218. Pingback: فیلم نهنگ عنبر

  219. Pingback: دانلود

  220. Pingback: porn movie

  221. Pingback: game hack

  222. Pingback: gay mobile

  223. Pingback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPJYH7LYunc

  224. Pingback: Dunk Shot!

  225. Pingback: Deal Feed

  226. Pingback: Segala Macam Judi Olahraga

  227. Pingback: Ausgesperrt

  228. Pingback: missguided coupon code

  229. Pingback: I thought about this

  230. Pingback: child abuse in pa

  231. Pingback: SkinAlley

  232. Pingback: free porn app

  233. Pingback: Breastfeeding cover

  234. Pingback: swingers porn

  235. Pingback: Baby car seat cover

  236. Pingback: دانلود سریال شهرزاد

  237. Pingback: دانلود فیلم رایگان

  238. Pingback: آینه بغل

  239. Pingback: دانلود فیلم دوبله شده

  240. Pingback: Bodybuilding android

  241. Pingback: پنجره

  242. Pingback: taurus man love compatibility with taurus woman

  243. Pingback: buy illegal seo

  244. Pingback: sports grip training socks

  245. Pingback: freight forwarder

  246. Pingback: marketing network

  247. Pingback: Judi Bola Online

  248. Pingback: https://storify.com/jimstephenson20/followers

  249. Pingback: test bank go

  250. Pingback: Live Elvis Singing

  251. Pingback: buy illegal backlinks

  252. Pingback: نهنگ عنبر

  253. Pingback: ship car overseas

  254. Pingback: cheap jordans for sale

  255. Pingback: best vape mods for clouds

  256. Pingback: diy blackhead remover

  257. Pingback: Make Money Online Without a Website

  258. Pingback: breast augmentation in Houston

  259. Pingback: personnel consulting

  260. Pingback: commercial air conditioning repair Rancho Cucamonga

  261. Pingback: Judi Online

  262. Pingback: Watch movie for free

  263. Pingback: Bad Credit Remortgages

  264. Pingback: mathew

  265. Pingback: More here

  266. Pingback: jacksonville seo agency

  267. Pingback: carte grise en ligne

  268. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  269. Pingback: garden bridges Dallas

  270. Pingback: garden bridge

  271. Pingback: upvc window

  272. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  273. Pingback: kitchen tools

  274. Pingback: دانلود

  275. Pingback: karajupvc

  276. Pingback: 12 month payday loans no guarantor

  277. Pingback: snack dip

  278. Pingback: top 40 music videos

  279. Pingback: Web Design

  280. Pingback: Seo

  281. Pingback: leia

  282. Pingback: maintenance

  283. Pingback: clique aqui

  284. Pingback: live sex cams

  285. Pingback: gay porn

  286. Pingback: mens hairstyles

  287. Pingback: Casino Malaysia

  288. Pingback: usi tech info

  289. Pingback: Learn Colors

  290. Pingback: Nicolasa

  291. Pingback: http://

  292. Pingback: Seo

  293. Pingback: Learn Colors

  294. Pingback: drop shipping websites for sale

  295. Pingback: قیمت پنجره

  296. Pingback: فیلم

  297. Pingback: پنجره

  298. Pingback: Bad Spiderman

  299. Pingback: google ch porn

  300. Pingback: click this site

  301. Pingback: Lincoln dental connect

  302. Pingback: cheap jordans online

  303. Pingback: دانلود

  304. Pingback: فیلم اکسیدان

  305. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  306. Pingback: window

  307. Pingback: download best

  308. Pingback: ed sheeran photograph

  309. Pingback: low flow showerhead

  310. Pingback: https://issuu.com/jamesmichaelsmith

  311. Pingback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bld2NoB1hBI

  312. Pingback: grafisch.LinkStartup.nl

  313. Pingback: the best limos rental in Vancouver BC

  314. Pingback: his response

  315. Pingback: walmartone login

  316. Pingback: Morocco Tours

  317. Pingback: SEO Services London

  318. Pingback: drugs

  319. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  320. Pingback: https://www.zotero.org/jorgedavidson

  321. Pingback: شرکت تولیدی پنجره دوجداره

  322. Pingback: پنجره

  323. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  324. Pingback: gernas mall

  325. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  326. Pingback: gratis annonser p� nett

  327. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  328. Pingback: قیمت پنجره دوجداره

  329. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  330. Pingback: پنجره

  331. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  332. Pingback: upvc window

  333. Pingback: buy home

  334. Pingback: aws online course

  335. Pingback: cheap loans

  336. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  337. Pingback: buy home

  338. Pingback: دانلود فیلم روز

  339. Pingback: Limousine Vancouver BC

  340. Pingback: دانلود

  341. Pingback: پنجره ضد سرقت ایرانی

  342. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره ویستایست

  343. Pingback: فروش توری

  344. Pingback: آموزش پنجره دوجداره

  345. Pingback: game

  346. Pingback: link

  347. Pingback: political polls

  348. Pingback: دانلود سریال عالجناب اول

  349. Pingback: دانلود

  350. Pingback: دانلود فیلم ایرانی

  351. Pingback: دانلود قسمت دوم عالیجناب

  352. Pingback: دانلود عالیجناب اول 1

  353. Pingback: Prezentacionnoe video

  354. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت 16

  355. Pingback: 16 دانلود سریال شهرزاد

  356. Pingback: Roofing Long Island

  357. Pingback: insurance

  358. Pingback: free blazing

  359. Pingback: ΤΣΑΝΤΕΣ TRUSSARDI

  360. Pingback: vpn

  361. Pingback: KLIK

  362. Pingback: Accounting firms in chicago

  363. Pingback: free clash royale coins

  364. Pingback: پنجره دو سه جداره

  365. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد سیزده 13

  366. Pingback: دانلود سریال شهرزاد قسمت 15 پانزده

  367. Pingback: دانلود سریال شهرزاد قسمت 15

  368. Pingback: anime series

  369. Pingback: vpm

  370. Pingback: کول دانلول

  371. Pingback: best price taylormade m1 driver

  372. Pingback: ce site

  373. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هشتم شهرزاد دوم

  374. Pingback: Vigra master funciona

  375. Pingback: satinelle

  376. Pingback: coin-banks trading

  377. Pingback: coin-banks cryptocurrency

  378. Pingback: recessed lights

  379. Pingback: پنجره

  380. Pingback: Bandar Bola

  381. Pingback: jake burgess springfield mo

  382. Pingback: unlimited clash royale gems

  383. Pingback: zynga poker chips

  384. Pingback: Roof Repair Long Island

  385. Pingback: دانلود قسمت ششم شهرزاد

  386. Pingback: casino games

  387. Pingback: دانلود موزیک

  388. Pingback: پنجره

  389. Pingback: Acne Facial Treatments Coconut Creek

  390. Pingback: Facial Spa Services Margate

  391. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هفدهم عاشقانه

  392. Pingback: فروش پنجره دو سه جداره

  393. Pingback: CBD Lotion

  394. Pingback: آموزش ساخت پنجره دوجداره

  395. Pingback: دانلود سریال عاشقانه

  396. Pingback: porno gratis

  397. Pingback: porno gratis

  398. Pingback: porno

  399. Pingback: porno

  400. Pingback: porno gratis

  401. Pingback: porno gratis

  402. Pingback: videos porno

  403. Pingback: porno

  404. Pingback: videos porno

  405. Pingback: porno gratis

  406. Pingback: videos porno

  407. Pingback: videos porno

  408. Pingback: m2 irons australia

  409. Pingback: Admission via Good Donation in any medical college

  410. Pingback: bypass windows 7 admin password

  411. Pingback: under armour online australia

  412. Pingback: دانلود قسمت پنجم شهرزاد دوم

  413. Pingback: دانلود قسمت دوازدهم عاشقانه

  414. Pingback: Loyola College for Sale

  415. Pingback: پنجره

  416. Pingback: عاشقانه

  417. Pingback: free online movies

  418. Pingback: casinos wing

  419. Pingback: lesbian porn xxx

  420. Pingback: Cherry Hilson

  421. Pingback: hamptonbaycelingfanblog

  422. Pingback: Marley Brinx

  423. Pingback: Peta Jensen

  424. Pingback: Karter Foxx

  425. Pingback: Allie Haze

  426. Pingback: Anna Bell Peaks

  427. Pingback: دانلود قسمت ششم فصل دوم شهرزاد

  428. Pingback: دانلود قسمت 17 عاشقانه

  429. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هشتم شهرزاد دوم

  430. Pingback: binge drinking statistics

  431. Pingback: دانلود رایگان قسمت 8 هشتم سریال شهرزاد فصل دوم 2

  432. Pingback: xmt85c4wx5ctwxw3tcerthve56