Truth Free America

Jul 11, 2008

drug warriors, legislation, science

I mentioned Drug Free America Foundation's Calvina Fay earlier this week, but here's another whopper from her group, Save Our Society, regarding a North Carolina resolution to study medical marijuana:

"Those that seek the legalization of marijuana often site [sic] the American College of Physicians paper as being in favor of 'medical' marijuana, however that is not accurate. The ACP supported research into cannabinoids such as THC, but they specifically stated 'The ACP encourages the use of non-smoked forms of THC that have proven therapeutic value.'"

There's actually plenty that's objectionable here: That SOS is so scared of North Carolina lawmakers even discussing medical marijuana shows what kind of small-minded fear addicts we're dealing with.

But if you actually read the ACP's statement – and you should if you really want to piss SOS off – its position is clear:

"ACP strongly urges protection from criminal or civil penalties for patients who use medical marijuana as permitted under state laws."

Really, though – read it. Don't take my word for it, and definitely don't take the word of the likes of Calvina Fay.