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Fri Jan 13, 2012, 07:27 PM

2. yeah. this is a learning experience for me as I go

on this issue.

I agree, with the things Grinspoon notes about how no one would ever do studies on aspirin at this time and it wouldn't make it through a legitimization process as required by the DEA - the only answer to this problem of prohibition is to decriminalize and, eventually, legalize.

people who want and can afford the pharmaceutical Sativex will have that available, and it can be prescribed for "off label" uses as well - as are 40% of all other drug prescriptions... i.e. depakote for bipolar, etc...

and people who cannot afford to be a part of the upper two-tier class system can use the plant as an edible supplement, etc.

it would be really horrid to make the pharma version legal and keep the plant illegal - totally class-based discrimination. but I fear that's where we're headed.

The guy is good to hear b/c he's not an advocate - he's just looking at what is within the confines of a political and legal system that has worked to make this issue as messed up as possible.

for a while I thought it would be worthwhile to reschedule - but that's obviously not enough of an incremental step, even.

Indiana has a legalization bill in committee (still, I think, but haven't checked recently.) It would be great and funny if a right wing state just outright legalized by legislative fiat.

I can just see all those side-of-the-road farmer's trucks with corn, tomatoes, watermelon and cannabis for sale...

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