The Obama Administration, and the DEA, refused to reschedule marijuana from Schedule 1 - right alongside heroin, LSD, and Meth, to a lesser classification last week.
The War On Weed has continued during President Obama's two terms. Facts bear that out.
This most recent refusal is just the same refrain coming from Congress and President Obama..."more research needs to be done" was the hypocritical reason given for not rescheduling it and ending the farce.
Oh, really? I'd like to point out the following links as just a sampling of the research that's been going on for over two decades:
60 Peer-Reviewed Studies On Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana Research: What The Research Shows
Marijuana and Your Health: What 20 years of Research Reveals
So what's spurring this apparent hypocrisy among the ruling powers?
Remember when Wikileaks released information that was hacked from the DNC? The leak revealed a damning connection with Big Booze.
Inside the leak was an email from the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America which spread the idea that marijuana was causing more traffic accidents and fatalities than ever before.
The message was that weed was bad and needed to be regulated more, not less.
The alcohol industry has a massive issue with drunk driving, so it makes sense that they would want to turn the heat of that pressure somewhere else.
There's more to this issue than just the alcohol industry's attacks.
Big Pharma is afraid of cannabis.
The pharmaceutical and alcohol industries both have powerful lobbying influences in Washington, They have long lobbied against cannabis legalization in order to protect their profits.
This study has both industries shaking because it shows that 87% of those surveyed have replaced prescription drugs, alcohol, and other substances with marijuana.
The War On Marijuana will continue, not for the people's benefit (as this most recent ruling proves), but for the benefit of a corrupt administration and Congress.
Time for me to walk on down the road...