President Fuck You's Justice Department claims marijuana has no medical value
Fuck state medical marijuana statutes, and Fuck the youth. Don't just kick the hippies, kick anybody in the general vicinity (rather like a drone strike, thinking about it). Anyhow, NBC Los Angeles:
The federal government officially declared that marijuana has no accepted medical use and should remain classified as a dangerous and addictive drug. It will remain in the same class of drugs as heroin. ... The Department of Justice [sic] declared Friday:
DHHS concluded that marijuana has a high potential for abuse, has no accepted medical use in the United States, and lacks an acceptable level of safety for use even under medical supervision.
The decision comes almost a decade after medical marijuana supporters asked the feds to reclassify cannabis. The activists point to research that showed its effectiveness in treating certain diseases, like glaucoma and multiple sclerosis, and the side effects of chemotherapy.
The LA Times spoke to advocates who criticized the ruling, but said it came with a silver lining because they could now move the issue to the federal courts.
Have I mentioned lately what an asshole Obama is? Remember when we thought there was a chance, even if a slim one, that Obama actually gave a shit about the people who elected him? Good times.
NOTE Still, I guess if you don't want to prosecute banksters for accounting control fraud, you've got to give your lawyers some sort of work to do. So there's that.