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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Darkmadness
Their motivations seem pretty obvious to me.
Drug companies make an awful lot of money, producing pills and powders that may, if bias is removed from the process by which these things are vetted, prove to be less effective and more ridden with pitfalls, than cannabis derived treatments for various ailments,
Now, please understand, although this would potentially cause economic havoc...
Americans for Safe Access has a comprehensive breakdown of conditions that cannabis can treat, and comparisons to prescription pills.
We are just beginning to confirm the benefits of cannabis on other conditions such as anxiety which is normally treated with pills such as Xanax, insomnia which is normally treated with pills such as Ambien, and antidepressants which are treated with pills such as Zoloft.
Read more at thefreethoughtproject.com...
originally posted by: Byrd
It hasn't in the states that have legalized it. Nor has it impacted the drug companies much. Nor is it likely to. Cannibis won't fix my high blood pressure or my high cholesterol numbers but lisinopril and pravistatin do.
originally posted by: waftist
a reply to: Byrd
I do think the issue gets taken out of context, but at the same time, imo, cannabis does pose a threat to pharma in the sense of it provides relief and helps with symptoms of some common diseases and disabilities.