Plenty of doctors say cannabis is good medicine for a lot of what ails you, but not everyone has caught on yet. Fighting decades of myth, propaganda, and malicious disinformation is never easy. So here’s a little breakdown of the first five of 10 reasons NOT to not legalize medical cannabis. Stay tuned for Part 2 next week!
Claim 1: Smoked marijuana does not meet the standards of modern medicine
Marijuana is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) so its use is unregulated. The FDA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and National Institute on Drug Abuse have found no sound scientific studies supporting medical use of crude marijuana.
That is specifical because cannabis is listed in Schedule I. It’s kind of hard to do a scientific study when it’s impossible to legally acquire anything to study or even to get those studies funded in the first place. Nevertheless, the U.S. government has known since 1974 that THC kills cancer cells….