Libertarians? How about everyone? Excellent news.
“Don’t worry about us eh? So what if we have to wait 2 years for a hip replacement? We’ve got home brewed painkillers. And yeah, we get hosed on taxes. But the beer helps. “
From the badass self help DIY health desk (and GeekWire).
How long until the government comes and regulates her innovation to death?
Research and clinical evidence confirms that CBD oil relieves pain . This should be good news! 116m Americans suffer chronic pain . Action Alert!
Other approved pain relievers may cause internal bleeding, (e.g. aspirin), cause heart disease (e.g. the now banned Vioxx), kill people (fentanyl, up to 100X more potent than morphine), or lead to both addiction and death (e.g.
Opioids are expensive and Pharma (and the FDA) controls them. Cannabis is cheap and one can grow it in one’s garden. (Where it’s legal to do so.)
If it does, why is it allowing fake organic grain from who knows where to flood the US market?
On this issue of cannabis I have gone from tacitly supporting prohibition. To supporting decriminalization. To supporting legalization. (This was over many years.) It has become obvious to me that the continued restrictions on marijuana really are about lining the pockets of cronies within the government and outside of it, particularly in Pharma.
I will say that no drug is totally “safe.” And pot can cause dependence on a psychological level. But generally, well, let’s be adults about things.
This my friends is a big part of why marijuana, cannabis prohibition continues.
It’s way more profitable to have have a pill permitted by the FDA than to let people put a seed in the ground and grow their medicine.
It’s not about pot being a “gateway drug” folks. A classic example of regulation working for the big guys and against the citizenry.
It’s not supposed to be like this. What with the central planners of the Chinese Communist Party in charge. And yet like pretty much every really big government regime outside of the tiny Nordic countries (and even there sometimes) there is massive pollution.
In socialist countries the planners call the shots, and despite what many of our “progressive” friends might think, those in government don’t typically have “the public” in mind. This is the great myth. It’s as obvious as the smog hanging in the Beijing sky.
“Mushroom” study at Johns Hopkins
I debated whether to post this article but obviously I decided to.
There is very real evidence that many of the drugs that have been demonized in years past, particularly psychedelics, have tremendous potential for alleviating human suffering. Many of these same very powerful drugs of course have great potential for abuse and harm also. But because of bureaucratic stupidity mixed with the innate American tendency toward Puritanism progress in researching these substances has been hindered unnecessarily.
An excellent article that focuses on yet another failure in our war on drugs. Truly one has to realize at this point that our drug policies in this country are too often, mostly perhaps, driven by vested interests exploiting ignorance and fear for power and pay. The bureaucrats and the cronies in pharma take advantage of the deep Puritanical tendencies in this country. Tendencies that often contribute to people living lives of agony and despair.
Drugs are a mental health issue and should be treated as such.
The VA seems increasingly so broken it can’t be fixed.
Earlier we reported on the upcoming DEA induced kratom ban. Kratom is an herb that helps some with anxiety and pain and has helped others reduce opiod dependence. Even still the government is about to make kratom a Schedule 1 substance, a completely banned drug. Cocaine in comparison is a Schedule 2 drug. One can technically get a prescription for cocaine. One can technically research the therapeutic effects of cocaine.
Why is the DEA moving in this direction?
My own recent experience with prostate cancer may be useful to you in sorting out the options. I am an investment, not a medical, professional. But for that very reason, I have no biases, no axe to grind, and above all, no income that would be put at risk from progress in medicine.
We live in a world of government enforced medical monopolies. The general rule is that doctors will recommend whatever they do,
This is not exhaustive but in light of the recent statement by the Veterans Affairs chief comparing waiting for treatment at VA hospitals to waiting in line at Disney World we figured we’d post some of the other VA stories we’ve done relatively recently. The level of dysfunction at the agency is remarkable. This is what “single payer” healthcare looks like, slow, red tape, top heavy crony administration, people dying waiting for treatment.