This is Your Drug Czar on Drugs
Maybe President Obama's new drug czar Gil Kerlikowske was high on some bad drug when he said this in Fresno Wednesday?
[T]he federal government views marijuana as a harmful and addictive drug, he said. "Marijuana is dangerous and has no medicinal benefit."
Hundreds of scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals now document the therapeutic utility of cannabis. That’s why thirteen states, encompassing more than 25 percent of the US population, have legalized the physician-supervised use of pot. To add insult to injury, the Drug Czar was visiting a medical marijuana state (California) when he made his asinine remark.
A new study (pdf)estimates that in 2008, 7,000 doctors have prescribed marijuana for 400,000 patients in states where it is legal.
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