Friday, April 21, 2006


The FDA Playing Politics Badly

F.D.A. Dismisses Medical Benefit From Marijuana - New York Times: "Some scientists and legislators said the agency's statement about marijuana demonstrated that politics had trumped science.
'Unfortunately, this is yet another example of the F.D.A. making pronouncements that seem to be driven more by ideology than by science,' said Dr. Jerry Avorn, a medical professor at Harvard Medical School."

This is so embarassing. I am not a fan of drugs, but it is absolutely ignorant to assert that there are no medical benefits from the use of marijuana. As a casual user in college, I was aware of how it could help with ordinary problems. I would use it to cure a lack of appetite. We should be writing them asking what other ideology slips into our national medical policy. Too many of these releases and they will lose their credibility entirely.

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