AMA calls for marijuana rescheduling...

v1ru5

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On November 10th, the American Medical Association (AMA) called for a federal review of marijuana's status as a "Schedule 1" narcotic by the Federal Government. Should the Government actually look into the recommendation, it would be the first time it has done so since the passage of the Controlled Substances Act 39 years ago.



By maintaining marijuana as a Schedule 1 narco, the Federal government lumped in marijuana in the same group as heroin and LSD; dangerous and holding no medicinal value (thus making it technically illegal for doctors to prescribe marijuana).


But a new report from the AMA has for the first time come out in favor of changing the status of marijuana:



"Results of short term controlled trials indicate that smoked cannabis reduces neuropathic pain, improves appetite and caloric intake especially in patients with reduced muscle mass, and may relieve spasticity and pain in patients with multiple sclerosis. However, the patchwork of state-based systems that have been established for medical marijuana is woefully inadequate in establishing even rudimentary safeguards ... The future of cannabinoid-based medicine lies in the rapidly evolving field of botanical drug substance development, as well as the design of molecules that target various aspects of the endocannabinoid system. To the extent that rescheduling marijuana out of Schedule I will benefit this effort, such a move can be supported."



Viewed as a first step in the legalization process, rescheduling marijuana has been one of the main priorities of marijuana activists for decades now. Rescheduling the drug would allow for nongovernmental scientists to do research using the drug (thus being able to find chinks in the armor of demonization the Government uses against marijuana and its users). But it is not the end.

AMA calls for marijuana rescheduling...
 

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Date: 15th century
The holy sacrament predates latin by a bit, and them some.



And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
So good in fact, God used this sacramental herb to communicate his/her displeasure of greed, to the world.

 

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Ma and Pa Teabagger don't agree, unfortunately.
Buts its more like tea than any other so-called "drug".:confused:
If anything teabaggers should be some of the biggest supporters rallying to repeal prohibition against their gods favorite herb.
Wider tax base to cover government programs and opening up of prison space to hold actual violent criminals. Its a win-win plan for any religous conservative nut job.
 

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Buts its more like tea than any other so-called "drug".:confused:
If anything teabaggers should be some of the biggest supporters rallying to repeal prohibition against their gods favorite herb.
Wider tax base to cover government programs and opening up of prison space to hold actual violent criminals. Its a win-win plan for any religous conservative nut job.
Amen to that.:bigthumbup: Now that the AMA has endorsed it would states Governors be able to now tax it and sell it?