Supreme Court Deems Medical Marijuana Still Dangerous and Medically Worthless

Categories: Marijuana

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A common criticism of medical marijuana is how it's dispensed. Why, enemies of the drug like to say, is cannabis sold in shady storefronts by budtenders with tattoos if it's such a lovely and wonderful wonder drug?

The answer is that tattoos are popular -- and the Supreme Court believes cannabis is still highly dangerous and medically worthless.

Hard at work while the rest of the federal government takes a break, the nation's war against the plant continued Monday when the high court denied an appeal of the Drug Enforcement Administration's classification of cannabis as no use to the health profession.

Meanwhile, of course, clinical trials for a pharmaceutical based on synthetic cannabinoids continue.

The Supreme Court on Monday denied an appeal of a lower court's decision against Americans for Safe Access, which has for years been trying to challenge the DEA classification of pot.

Cannabis is right now a Schedule I controlled substance, in the same category as peyote and most opiates (but not methamphetamine or cocaine, which both have medical application -- and more medical application than cannabis, the DEA says).

An appeals court ruled that the DEA is abiding by the rules by refusing to budge on weed until the Food and Drug Administration recognizes pot as a drug, Stopthedrugwar.org reported.

This means the lovely Catch 22 can continue: cannabis remains illegal, which makes it harder to come by for researchers who wish to pursue for clinical studies. And that creates less of the kind of science that would please federal law enforcement, which in turn keeps cannabis right where it is: illegal.

Other appeals of marijuana's status -- filed by governors of Rhode Island and Washington, two of the 20 states where medical marijuana is legal -- is still pending.




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passthepuck
passthepuck

The Courts are still living in a world that is flat and we are still the center of the Universe!

mrericsir
mrericsir topcommenter

Who needs doctors when you have judges to make medical decisions for you?

ethernot
ethernot

No more than we should expect from a Star Chamber of ex-corporate attorneys who are still working for the vested interests that put them where they are.

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openyoureyes
openyoureyes

Well if its true about medical marijuana, then it's also true about a lot of bogus, expensive, addictive and dangerous medications peddled by Big Pharma companies.  This is coming from someone that does not use either, however its obvious the supreme court has been given compromised information.

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