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Today, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree legalizing medical marijuana.
Medical marijuana patients in Colombia can now obtain licenses allowing them to possess and grow cannabis.
This is a big step on the way to decriminalizing the use and production of cannabis for everyone.
Colombia has been at the forefront of the worldwide War on Drugs, pushed by the US, contributing to a decades long civil war in that country. Rebels and drug cartels have made hundreds of billions of dollars selling marijuana, cocaine and more recently heroin and meth. The War on Drugs has only increased their… Continue reading
Join the discussion: DEA Chief Says Medical Marijuana Is a ‘Joke’
Apparently, to be the head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, you must ignore Science and believe that marijuana has no medicinal value and is as bad as heroin. The interim DEA Director, Chuck Rosenberg, has now called medical marijuana a “joke”.
What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal — because it’s not.” We can have an intellectually honest debate about whether we should legalize something that is bad and dangerous, but don’t call it medicine — that is a joke…. There are pieces of marijuana — extracts or constituents or component parts — that have great promise” medicinally, he said. “But if you talk about smoking the leaf of marijuana — which is what people are talking about when they talk about medicinal marijuana — it has never been shown to be safe or effective as a medicine.