The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that "no sound scientific studies" supported the medical use of marijuana, contradicting a 1999 review by a panel of highly regarded scientists. The announcement inserts the health agency into yet another fierce political fight. Susan Bro, an agency spokeswoman, said Thursday's statement resulted from a past combined review by federal drug enforcement, regulatory and research agencies that concluded "smoked marijuana has no currently accepted or proven medical use in the United States and is not an approved medical treatment."
Friday, April 21, 2006
FDA: NO MEDICAL USE FOR MARIJUANA
The feds proclaim that pot is worthless as medicine. Let The New York Times show you the flaw from the Food & Drug Administration:
That's right -- the FDA ignored science and instead relied on information from drug warriors to say that drugs are no good. The 1999 review by the Institute of Medicine -- part of the National Academy of Sciences -- found marijuana was "moderately well suited for particular conditions, such as chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and AIDS wasting."