Toke of The Town has a new article pointing to the reasons why we'll see the Pharmaceutical companies (I won't say "big pharma" because I hate when people say that as if they're bad companies) takeover the medical marijuana in 2013.
The U.S. government is in an untenable position; the war on marijuana has failed completely, but the U.S. government also holds the sole medical marijuana patent ever granted, which proves that cannabinoids from cannabis are powerful medicines that can save thousands of lives annually and save the government billions of dollars in health costs, treating everything from cancer to neurological diseases.But after 75 years of misinformation and brainwashing the U.S. population, and the world, that marijuana is an evil drug that must be eliminated, how can it now do a 180 degree turn and sell marijuana as a medicine to the same population? The coming verbal somersaults will be amazing! . . .
Also mentioned in the article is GW Pharmacuticals revolutionary new drug Sativex which is a 100% cannabis based medicine used to treat MS, neuropathic and "cancer pain." Patients in MMJ states currently use cannabis flowers or homemade tinctures and preparations for this (at a much more lower cost).Isn't it odd that President Obama, who is very thoughtful and very articulate, will not discuss the topic of medical marijuana and becomes tongue-tied when he tries to explain his administration's position on marijuana? He even had the nerve to blow off the White House petitions on marijuana that were on the whitehouse.gov website this past year.Isn't it odd that Romney, who is a Mormon and who doesn't even drink tea, coffee, or alcohol, and with his business history of corporate takeovers at Bain Capital as a vulture capitalist who would love to slice and dice, and transfer medical marijuana into the hands of a for-profit corporation, also stands with Obama on this same issue, refusing to take reporters' questions? . . . There wasn't even a ripple on the Republican side after the leaked story of Obama's marijuana use as a teenager and college student. So why aren't Republicans beating Obama over the head with this club? Isn't it odd that Republicans are not using this issue to their advantage? . . . .
GW Pharmaceuticals has Sativex undergoing FDA trials and hopes to see approval in 2013.