Pot is by far the most widely used illicit drug used in the United States. It is also bulky, odoriferous, and therefore relatively easy to detect. Much of our national law enforcement budget goes to enforcing the prohibition of cannabis. If marijuana became legal much of this budget would go away. If budgets go away, power goes away. Bureaucracies do not like to lose power. As such some in law enforcement are fighting the liberalization of cannabis laws.
There have long been efforts to pull the supplement industry more under the control of the FDA. (And in all likelihood crush it.)
Is blocked by our crony capitalist medical system.
This story comes to us courtesy of the CIA’s own former General Council, John Rizzo, who explains in a new book that the CIA and the entertainment industry have a long history of working together. This is logical given the power vested in the movie studios of southern California. (To a lesser extent today.) Control the narrative, the story, and control the direction of public sentiment. At least to some degree.
That’s right. The cup of Joe you are sipping from while you scan Facebook this morning in another time and place could have meant a prison sentence. In Turkey, at one point, it may have meant your death.
When government partners with business, things get wacky, and expensive. Such is the situation here.
Dr. Mercola explains why WebMD is not the best source for reliable healthcare information. Between the government promoting Obamacare on the site and the pharmaceutical companies (which in many cases are in partnership with the government) promoting their products on the site, WebMD in many ways constitutes an online infomercial for the health care establishment.
The drug war is a colossal disaster. It is a massive sociological experiment which because of crony capitalist forces (and other forces) continues on. Many groups (local police forces, the DEA, testing companies, prison companies and unions) make lots of money and have gained lots of power because drugs are illegal. They are not going to give up this power just because the lives of millions of Americans are destroyed by the drug war every year. Hey, they’ve got to get paid.
If one has a prognosis of death I say let that person take whatever, and try whatever they want.