As Lee Fang’s article int The Nation (Guess Who’s Profiting from Pot Prohibition?/July 21) describes, cannabis legalization poses a clear and present danger to entrenched, last-century corporations ‘who’ grew up under assumption like they were special and cannabis would forever be contained as a competitive threat. Big government seems no less stunned by the quickening pace of liberty, and by their inability to control the message in the age of the internet.
To be sure, restoring the right of Americans to choose something other than pills, butts and booze is going to hit those industries hard, particularly because THC is proving to be a safe and effective drug for treating pill and alcohol dependency. As tincture and oil, cannabis is quietly working wonders across a wide range of ailments, including seizures, migraines, Crohn’s, fibromyalgia, chemo relief, ADHD, PTSD, and even cancer.
Don’t believe it? Search Mykayla, Charlotte Paige, Shona Banda, or think about the sort of leaders who would let billions suffer while quietly placing bets on medicinal uses. In 2003 Health and Human Services filed patent # 6,630,507 entitled, Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants). What say you, SAM?
When Americans wake up and see what cannabis really is and what it can do for their families, they’ll rise up and demand the quick restoration of rights they barely knew were missing.