The Government Does Not Want to Study Pot

The 2011 National Drug Control Strategy Report clearly shows that the Federal Government has no interest in clinical studies of marijuana.

Weed Research
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy released its 2011 National Drug Control Strategy report in June. That is only six months late, which I guess is close enough for government work. The report contained many of the federally purported myths we are familiar with. Interestingly, the report did take time to discuss medical marijuana and the national legalization movement.
A section ironically titled “The Facts About Marijuana” dealt little with facts and figures of the Drug War and instead was a Christmas list of government propaganda. Pick anything out of this section and you will find laughable claims. For example, “Marijuana and other illicit drugs are addictive and unsafe […] marijuana on its own is associated with addiction, respiratory and mental illness, poor motor performance, cognitive impairment, among other negative effects.” These are the kind of lies we are used to hearing from the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The most interesting section however, deals with the national legalization movement.

Confusing messages being conveyed by the entertainment industry, media, proponents of ‘medical’ marijuana, and political campaigns to legalize all marijuana use, perpetuate the false notion that marijuana use is harmless and aim to establish commercial access to the drug. This significantly diminishes efforts to keep our young people drug free and hampers the struggle of those recovering from addiction.
Weed Research
Congratulations! We are getting under their skin! Those “confusing messages” are also coming out of limited, government approved marijuana research projects. The report talks about how great the National Office of Drug Control Policy is for letting 109 researchers test the effects of marijuana. Of those 109 however, most are testing synthetic marijuana derivatives on animals. There are only fourteen researchers in the nation allowed to test the effects of smoked marijuana on human subjects. That number of researchers is less than the number of states with legal medical marijuana. Or put another way, one researcher for every eighteen million Americans who has tried marijuana. This number is on the decline, down four researchers from 18 researchers in 2010. This small and shrinking group of government approved researchers enable statements such as the one the government made only a week earlier. “There are no adequate and well-controlled studies proving efficacy” was the response from the administration on even having a debate on marijuana’s schedule 1 classification. Its a great system when you can control the studies that are supposed to control your action.

Related posts:



  1. Focusing on “marijuana”(cannabis) is a much smaller issue of health compared to the possible production of fuels, oils, foods, textiles, paper, plastic, building materials that could be produced each year from hemp. The USDA has(or had) a report on the amount of available land in the U.S. that is unused for farming. Almost 600million acres. Each acre of hemp can produce 500 to 1000 gallons of fuel ethanol. That would create up to 600billion gallons, equal to the U.S. annual domestic fuel consumption. Renewable each year. Ethanol has the fewest Carbon atoms of any fuel. When it is burned it creates only water vapor and CO2. The same thing we exhale every breath. The plant then re-uptakes this carbon each year during it’s growth cycle. The plant rehabilitates soil when it sheds it’s leaves during harvest, and it’s roots break up hard soils and create pores for water and oxygen exchange with the subsoil to accelerate aerobic bacterias and fungus that replenish the nutrients in the soils. Making better soil each year, thus increasing yields from the first year onward. The fiberglass, plastics, textile fiber, resins, and paper are all much stronger than any other materials, natural OR man made.
    In conclusion within a very short period of time Hemp would supply everything that our modern society needs besides metals(of which there is enough available to recycle continuously), while at the same time sequestering carbon into all of it’s products. Ending deforestation, energy from non-renewable sources(oil from underground) which adds carbon to the environments carbon cycle that was never part of our modern carbon cycle, and diminishing our mining practices to precious substances only. The overall reduction in destruction of the environment and consumption of non renewable materials, would effectively reverse the very dangerous trend of which we are all aware of on some level. Spread the word. Hemp is not marijuana, and should not be in the same ,1937 through today, laws and regulations. Which were originally, as today, based on biased studies, lack of expert testimony, and corporate interests and propaganda.

  2. Here is the code generator,for free google gift card code to access free entertainment stuff for free and make easy redeem codes.

  3. Google has confirmed that we can get free google play codes and we just have to redeem into account of the google.

  4. This article was an intriguing and convenient perused for me. You make such an assortment of exceptional concentrations here that I read your article a few times. Your points of view are according to my own particular by and large. This is remarkable substance for your readers.

  5. It’s fast and easy to learn how to clear cache on your PC and mobile phone with clear cache

  6. Essaytigers is one of the best writing company in United Kingdom, London. Essaytigers Write custom essay assignment for students in London. We offer online custom assistance and purely custom written papers for your guidance and it is strongly recommended that do not submit the received paper as it is, provided paper is only for reference purpose and you need to make your own paper with the help of sample paper.

  7. Ramma foundation is a company and a foundation that provide crack repair snow remove and gutter clean service. We are the crack repair foundation in Alberta Edmonton. We provide services like crack repair, gutter clean services, show removal, in short we are the foundation repair in Edmonton.

  8. We believe in direct trade or relationship coffees. We believe in not just purchasing coffee from farmers, but cultivating a friendship that adds value, compassion, and integrity to our business as well as that of the supplier and farmer.

  9. Mr. Tony, the founder of Monster Rabbit, been in the Epimedium business for a long time. He knows what works and what doesn’t, and he knows people’s needs.

  10. LOCAL is an independent life-style concept store that combines a specialty cafe, coffee beans Abu Dhabi, men’s barbershop and an exclusive sneaker & street wear consignment store

  11. Electra has been partnered with renowned lighting, ventilation, wiring accessories, kdk ceiling fan and electrical system manufacturers since 1965

  12. Very nice Article I love it and want to share with my friends
    Artificial turf supplier Saskatoon

  13. SHR Capital A Source of Free Forex Trading Tips in Abu Dhabi Operated by a team of Forex advisors and technical experts, we are united by one vision.
    Best Forex Broker In Abu Dhabi

  14. Australian essay Write Nursing Essay Help for students in Australia. We offer online custom assistance and purely custom written papers for your guidance and it is strongly recommended that do not submit the received paper as it is, provided paper is only for reference purpose and you need to make your own paper with the help of sample paper

  15. The food must taste good, giving the pleasure to eat it and must be produced respecting the environment, animal welfare and health The Italian way of eating exalts the genius of a people who pride themselves on artistic self-expression in drawing from the assets of a land that is intricately diverse by nature. Human and natural elements have combined in kitchens over time to engender an astonishing verity of dishes.

  16. Professional Homework Service offers the best services and finish their assignments on time. Receive well-written papers from professional academic writers and amplify your knowledge efficiently.

  17. We are specialists in the construction of unique and exclusive properties. Our work inspires. We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding quality and design for leading clients across the world.
    Dry bulk trucking Houston

Leave a comment