It’s truly amazing to contemplate how many pharmaceutical drugs would become completely useless if the same resources were put towards Cannabis instead of various drugs. The truth is, cannabis is and has always been a threat to various drugs, especially painkillers like opioids.
When it comes to opiods, some of the latest news is the fact hat he CEO Insys-Therapeutics and four other executives have been found guilty of racketeering with regards to opioid drugs. They falsified information and bribed many doctors, among other things.
According to the New York Times:
The verdict against Insys executives is a sign of the accelerating effort to hold pharmaceutical and drug distribution companies and their executives and owners accountable in ways commensurate with the devastation wrought by the prescription opioid crisis. More than 200,000 people have overdosed on such drugs in the past two decades. Federal authorities last month for the first time filed felony drug trafficking charges against a major pharmaceutical distributor, Rochester Drug Cooperative, and two former executives, accusing them of shipping tens of millions of oxycodone pills and fentanyl products to pharmacies that were distributing drugs illegally.
how deep does the deception go? How much power do these corporations and their executives hold? Below is a great quote from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. that explains the issue quite well:
The pharmaceutical companies have been able to purchase congress. They’re the largest lobbying entity in Washington D.C.. They have more lobbyists in Washington D.C. than there are congressman and senators combined. They give twice to congress what the next largest lobbying entity is, which is oil and gas… Imagine the power they exercise over both republicans and democrats. They’ve captured them (our regulatory agencies) and turned them into sock puppets. They’ve compromised the press… and they destroy the publications that publish real science. (source)
When you think about all this, it’s no wonder why big pharmaceutical companies what to control medical marijuana.
That’s why we advocate that you grow your own, legally!
The world is catching on to what is really going on here, and that may be evident by a new law in Colorado that will let doctors prescribe marijuana instead of opioids. Gov. Jared Polis signed the legislation this past week. It expands the list of medical conditions that qualify for marijuana subscriptions to include conditions that can be treated with opioids.
“Colorado loses a community member to drug overdose roughly every nine hours, with opioids contributing to over half those deaths. Those deaths are preventable,” Polis was quoted as saying during the bill signing. “In light of these statistics, it is incumbent on our lawmakers to provide physicians with opportunities to discuss alternatives to opioids and to provide patients with choices even if additional research regarding medical marijuana is necessary.”