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DEA Going to Federal Court for Blocking Medical Marijuana Research | Santa Cruz Patch →

October 7, 2011—The Santa Cruz-based Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) will be taking the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to federal court for upholding a monopoly on research marijuana, and for blocking valuable medical research into the benefits of the herb that could save many lives.

On August 15, the DEA issued its final order, rejecting the 2007 recommendation from their own Administrative Law Judge, Mary Ellen Bittner, that it would be in the public interest to grant University of Massachusetts Professor Lyle Craker a license to grow marijuana for federally-regulated medical research. 

This  misguided action by the DEA, which came after four long years of waiting, preserves an unconstitutional monopoly held by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) on the supply of marijuana for medical research. The DEA’s strategy appears to be to delay their responses for as long as possible, and to block research that demonstrates any medical benefits of cannabis. +

Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S. | Los Angeles Times

09/17/11—Fueling the surge in deaths are prescription pain and anxiety drugs that are potent, highly addictive and especially dangerous when combined with one another or with other drugs or alcohol. Among the most commonly abused are OxyContin, Vicodin, Xanax and Soma. One relative newcomer to the scene is Fentanyl, a painkiller that comes in the form of patches and lollipops and is 100 times more powerful than morphine.
Such drugs now cause more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined. +

Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S. | Los Angeles Times

09/17/11—Fueling the surge in deaths are prescription pain and anxiety drugs that are potent, highly addictive and especially dangerous when combined with one another or with other drugs or alcohol. Among the most commonly abused are OxyContinVicodinXanax and Soma. One relative newcomer to the scene is Fentanyl, a painkiller that comes in the form of patches and lollipops and is 100 times more powerful than morphine.

Such drugs now cause more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined. +

4 Americans Get Pot From US Government | NPR

For the past three decades, Uncle Sam has been providing patients with some of the highest grade marijuana around as part of a little-known program that grew out of a 1976 court settlement and created the country’s first legal pot smoker. The program once provided 14 people government pot. Now, there are four left.
Advocates for legalizing marijuana or treating it as a medicine say the program is a glaring contradiction in the nation’s 40-year war on drugs — maintaining the federal ban on pot while at the same time supplying it.
[…] The four patients remaining in the program estimate they have received a total of 584 pounds from the federal government over the years. On the street, that would be worth more than $500,000.

All of the marijuana comes from the University of Mississippi, where it is grown, harvested and stored. +

“Twenty-one years I’ve been smoking marijuana legally provided by the federal government. And they still don’t want to know how well it works.” — Irvin Rosenfeld from Penn & Teller: The War on Drugs is Bullshit!

4 Americans Get Pot From US Government | NPR

For the past three decades, Uncle Sam has been providing patients with some of the highest grade marijuana around as part of a little-known program that grew out of a 1976 court settlement and created the country’s first legal pot smoker. The program once provided 14 people government pot. Now, there are four left.

Advocates for legalizing marijuana or treating it as a medicine say the program is a glaring contradiction in the nation’s 40-year war on drugs — maintaining the federal ban on pot while at the same time supplying it.

[…] The four patients remaining in the program estimate they have received a total of 584 pounds from the federal government over the years. On the street, that would be worth more than $500,000.

All of the marijuana comes from the University of Mississippi, where it is grown, harvested and stored. +

Twenty-one years I’ve been smoking marijuana legally provided by the federal government. And they still don’t want to know how well it works.”Irvin Rosenfeld from Penn & Teller: The War on Drugs is Bullshit!

FDA: Walnuts are drugs | The Daily Mail →

A company which sells walnuts has been told they are dealing in drugs because their packaging suggests health benefits which the Food and Drug Administration has not approved, it has been reported.

A fiercely-worded letter from the agency allegedly insisted Diamond Foods, from Stockton, California, remove the health claims or send off for a new drug application if it did not wish to be closed down. +

Here is the warning letter from fda.gov:

Based on claims made on your firm’s website, we have determined that your walnut products are promoted for conditions that cause them to be drugs because these products are intended for use in the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of disease.  […] Because of these intended uses, your walnut products are drugs within the meaning of section 201 (g)(1)(B) of the Act [21 U.S.C. § 321(g)(B)].

[…] You should take prompt action to correct these violations. Failure to do so may result in regulatory action without further notice. Such action may include, but is not limited to, seizure or injunction.

Please respond in writing within 15 working days from your receipt of this letter. Your response should outline the specific actions you are taking to correct these violations and to prevent similar violations. You should include in your response documentation such as revised labels or other useful information that would assist us in evaluating your corrections. If you cannot complete all corrections before you respond, we expect that you will explain the reason for the delay and state when you will correct any remaining violations.

Job-killer much?

World Record Set By United States Marijuana Patient (November 20, 2009)

Irvin Rosenfeld, a Florida stockbroker, set the world record for the consumption of cannabis cigarettes.
The United States federal government has supplied Rosenfeld and three other US citizens for decades with a smokable cannabis medicine. Irv Rosenfeld has received his medicine for 27 years and is the longest known cannabis patient. +

World Record Set By United States Marijuana Patient (November 20, 2009)

Irvin Rosenfeld, a Florida stockbroker, set the world record for the consumption of cannabis cigarettes.

The United States federal government has supplied Rosenfeld and three other US citizens for decades with a smokable cannabis medicine. Irv Rosenfeld has received his medicine for 27 years and is the longest known cannabis patient. +