a reply to: Swills
It's the same in the UK too.
No medical benefit has been the UK mantra on Cannabis for decades, yet the UK government like the US government, has authorised a 'patented' form of
Cannabis medicine a number of years ago.
Arse about face on both sides of the pond.
Or blatant and complete hypocrisy, favouring patent protected corporate Cannabis medicinals (read as: Money for corps) over the rights and freedoms of
ordinary people to self medicate naturally.
Take your pick. (it's actually both though)
When trying to wade in with heavy negative Cannabis propaganda, the UK's Government, the then 'Oldish New Labour' government commissioned a year
long Cannabis study looking into scientifically obtaining hard proof of the expected negative effects of Cannabis use in the UK.
Esteemed Professor Nutt, an expert on drugs effects on Humans was enrolled as the lead scientist on the study, and he had a team of 6 or 7 scientists
under him for the research.
Ultimately, not only did the UK government fail utterly in their Cannabis whitewash and smear campaign, but the public got a brief sniff at the levels
of governmental corruption that surrounds Cannabis and general drugs policy in Britain.
Nutt not only spilt the beans on what the research turned up about Cannabis, against the then Home secretary's wishes (the Gov wanted the results to
be secret and not revealed to the public who funded the study), he and his team found as a result of their detailed and expensive research, that not
only was Cannabis less harmful to Humans than legal drugs like alcohol and tobacco, having roughly the harm profile of caffeine in our daily coffee
and tea, it was actually good for us instead of being harmful.
Nutt was fired, ostensibly for disobeying the home secretary's order to keep a lid on the teams pro-Cannabis findings, and his team resigned in
The whole affair was then swept under the MSM rug, with only a few media soundbites about Nutt not keeping his mouth shut and the news quickly became
tomorrows chip paper and forgotten.
Here's a short story from the BBC about the affair:
BBC report into Cannabis sacking
Bear in mind that the BBC is 'the government channel' (for all intents and purposes) while reading the BBC report, but even so, they cannot dispute
the expert and scientifically obtained results.
It's one long con game, always has been.