The Government Has Been Anti-Cannabis Since the 1900's

Derek Thomas – Political Analyst

Cannabis’s relationship with man is ancient and intimate. For many of antiquities greatest civilizations cannabis was a staple crop. Used for clothing, rope, building, sails, paper, food, medicine, and as a narcotic; it was one humanities founding crops alongside wheat, rice, barley and papyrus.

DEA Chief: “Marijuana is not medicine.”

These senseless comments come from Chuck Rosenberg, the acting chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) during a speech at an Ohio hospital.

Rosenberg said, “If it turns out that there is something in smoked marijuana that helps people, that’s awesome. I will be the last person to stand in the way of that. But let’s run it through the Food and Drug Administration process, and let’s stick to the science on it.”

How Cannabis and Hemp are Changing the World and Saving Lives

The only reason why marijuana is illegal is because of economics. If marijuana was legal, it would cost pharmaceutical and alcohol companies billions of dollars every year. 

Last year, the DEA decided to keep cannabis classified as a Schedule I substance along with drugs like heroin, peyote, LSD, bath salts, ecstasy, and more. This decision made no sense and caused an uproar within the cannabis community.

25,000 People Needed for German Cannabis Study

Germany legalized medical cannabis in March which has the industry very excited for countless reasons.

First, it is the largest country in Europe. Second, medical cannabis will be covered by insurance which will have a significant impact on patient adoption. And Third, Germany only allows for the importation of cannabis. You cannot grow it there.

The new legislation also allows the government to collect data and conduct research on the therapeutic use of cannabis.

Breaking News: Mexican Congress Approves Medical Marijuana

There is a cannabis revolution taking place all over the global and we are seeing cannabis reform taking place all around the world.

During the last two years, Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Canada, Uruguay, Jamaica, Portugal, and the Netherlands have taken steps to legalize or decriminalize cannabis.

Mexico’ Passes Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis