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Bush's FDA lies about medical benefits of marijuana

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Seriously, enough of the Soviet style misinformation.

I'm sorry if far-right Republicans can't handle the fact that people with cancer and AIDS actually do benefit from smoking medicinal marijuana. But Jesus, people, do you have to just outright lie about the science because it doesn't fit neatly into your puritan plan for America?

It's called science, you freaks. It doesn't change, it doesn't go away, simply because it makes you uncomfortable. It's not about you. It's about objective facts. Is this what you people teach your children? Lie your way to heaven?

George Bush needs to get off his jihad and back to trying to help the country.

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 Food and Drug Administration statement directly contradicts a 1999 review by the Institute of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences, the nation's most prestigious scientific advisory agency. That review found marijuana to be "moderately well suited for particular conditions, such as chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and AIDS wasting."

Dr. John Benson, co-chairman of the Institute of Medicine committee that examined the research into marijuana's effects, said in an interview that the statement on Thursday and the combined review by other agencies were wrong.

The federal government "loves to ignore our report," said Dr. Benson, a professor of internal medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. "They would rather it never happened."

Some scientists and legislators said the agency's statement about marijuana demonstrated that politics had trumped science.

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