Monday, May 4, 2009

A Medical Marijuana Legal Question For The Experts is a question...

Marijuana is a Class One drug which by my simple understanding means it has NO REDEEMING VALUE, and more importantly, has no medical use/benefit whatsoever. The DEA, the enforcement arm of the FDA has waged a JIHAD against Marijuana (thus a defacto war against human beings that use/smoke it)for over 70 years now based on the FDA's ascertion that Marijuana has no Medical use.

Enter Nabilone a synthetic form of marijuana, significantly reduced pain and anxiety in fibromyalgia patients, according to a first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of Pain. This statement got me to thinking...and researching. Nabilone, sold under the brand name Cesamet, is one of two oral marijuana-based compounds, known as cannabinoids, and was approved by the FDA back in 1985.

Synthetic form of marijuana...cannaboids...FDA approval...OK, my question. With this information, doesn't this mean that the FDA has through their licensing of Nabilone, proven their own statements and decisions aboutMarijuana as a Class One Drug are false? Further, do these facts thus mean that the DEA, DOJ and the FDA have lied to the Federal Courts, and that the courts are thus WRONG in denying defendents the right to RAISE A MEDICAL MARIJUANA DEFENSE?


  1. Norml has been trying to reclassify at the federal level since 1972.

    In 2005's Gonzales vs. Raich while ruling on a seperate issue, the court said this about marijuana as a schedule 1:

    "We acknowledge that evidence proffered by respondents in this case regarding the effective medical uses for marijuana, if found credible after trial, would cast serious doubt on the accuracy of the findings that require marijuana to be listed in Schedule I. See, e.g., Institute of Medicine, Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base 179 (J. Joy, S. Watson, & J. Benson eds. 1999) (recognizing that "[s]cientific data indicate the potential therapeutic value of cannabinoid drugs, primarily THC [Tetrahydrocannabinol] for pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation"); see also Conant v. Walters, 309 F.3d 629, 640-643 (CA9 2002) (Kozinski, J., concurring) (chronicling medical studies recognizing valid medical uses for marijuana and its derivatives)."

    So apparently even the Supreme Court awknowledges what you are saying...but marijuana is still a schedule I...very frustrating.

  2. So the clue is too pick a case, any GOOD CASE, and take it to the Supreme Court...This is doubly true when you realize that the DEA is actually the long arm of the law for the FDA!