Yet the FDA Approved 1 Cannabis Derived Drug and 3 Synthetic Cannabis Drugs
As of Dec 2020, there were said to be roughly 3.6 million medical cannabis patients in the United States of America. 3.6 million U.S. citizens apparently are “too dangerous too trust,” according to the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice believes medical cannabis patients and guns don’t mix. Some would even go as far as to say medical cannabis patients can’t be trusted! In recent news, the Department of Justice requested to dismiss a lawsuit in federal court. The lawsuit pertains to medical cannabis patients and their right to purchase firearms. Gun rights are in question for medical cannabis card holders. According to Reason.org, “The federal government prohibits users of Schedule I drugs from purchasing or possessing a firearm.”
Several medical cannabis patients in Florida, along with Florida’s Democratic Agriculture Commissioner, Nikki Fried, filed a lawsuit asserting medical cannabis patients were unlawfully being deprived of multiple constitutional rights by the United States federal government. Rights such as the right to own a gun. The way the DOJ sees it, gun rights are reserved specifically for law-abiding citizens.
Cannabis may be legal on a state level in many places such as Florida, but it is still illegal federally. This means medical cannabis patients are breaking federal law, making them “too dangerous to trust.” This case came into the limelight after two individuals who filed the appropriate paperwork to own firearms were denied because of admitting to being medical cannabis patients on a federal form.
The Pot Calling the Kettle Black
What’s good for the goose is only good for the goose, not the gander, according to the Department of Justice. Their memo is full of idiocracies, like saying cannabis has no currently accepted medical use. This is half true, but only because of archaic aging politicians and outdated cannabis policy built on the foundation of racism, sexism, political control, and mistruth. Currently, medical or recreational cannabis is a schedule 1 drug in the United States of America. This means it has no accepted medical use and has a high risk for addiction and abuse. But, cannabis does have proven medical uses.
Apparently, only the government, their supporters (pharma), and who they select can be trusted when it comes to medical cannabis. The FDA website says the agency “approved one cannabis-derived drug product: Epidiolex (cannabidiol), and three synthetic cannabis-related drug products: Marinol (dronabinol), Syndros (dronabinol), and Cesamet (nabilone). These approved drug products are only available with a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider.”
Let’s reflect on this for a moment. If medical cannabis is a schedule 1 drug with no accepted medical use, then what is Epidiolex? Epidiolex is an FDA-approved prescription-only drug derived from marijuana, a schedule 1 drug with no accepted medical use according to the federal government. So which is it? Does marijuana have a medical use, or doesn’t it? The FDA even issued a press release saying, “Epidiolex (cannabidiol) [CBD] oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older. This is the first FDA-approved drug that contains a purified drug substance derived from marijuana. It is also the first FDA approval of a drug for the treatment of patients with Dravet syndrome.” On top of Epidiolex, the FDA has approved three synthetic cannabis drugs, “Marinol (dronabinol), Syndros (dronabinol), and Cesamet (nabilone).”
Let’s not forget about Sativex. It hasn’t received its FDA approval yet, but funds are being gathered. I mean, the research necessary to get the approval for Sativex is being gathered as we speak. Sativex is an oromucosal FDA-approved spray that is made using natural cannabis-derived Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). The National Institute of Health (NIH) says, “Sativex (R) is a cannabis-based pharmaceutical product containing delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) in a 1:1 ratio, delivered in an oromucosal (mouth) spray. It has been approved as an adjunctive treatment for neuropathic pain in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).”
A review titled “An observational postmarketing safety registry of patients in the UK, Germany, and Switzerland who have been prescribed Sativex® (THC: CBD, nabiximols) oromucosal spray” concludes, “The data recorded to date based on prescriber reports demonstrate that there are no new identified safety issues when compared with the THC:CBD approved prescribing information,21 despite the possible reporting bias due to actively soliciting this information. The benefit-risk profile for THC:CBD remains positive based on these data. Patients use lower doses of THC:CBD in clinical practice than in controlled clinical studies and, based on these data, no evidence of dependence, abuse, diversion, or misuse has emerged in postmarketing use.”
What the Fed’s Say About Medical Marijuana Isn’t True
It sure seems like cannabis has proven medical benefits. So why the lies? Why the outdated schedule 1 drug listing? Why would they want to prevent Americans from their right to bear arms? The only answer that there can be is money, power, and control. It seems as if the feds are trying to use medical cannabis as a tool to disarm Americans. What about rec cannabis consumers? Nothing was said about them. I guess they can be trusted, and medical patients can’t. At least this is the message the DOJ is portraying.
Our country’s elected representatives are sending mixed messages about how they view America and Americans with the half-witted statements they make. Medical cannabis patients are no different than pharmaceutical patients, with the exception of medical cannabis not having the long list of proven adverse side effects that prescription drugs do. For the DOJ to call medical cannabis patients “Too dangerous to be trusted” really says something about how they view the American people. Politicians and other elected representatives in our country are supposed to represent the voice of the people, not the voice of their private agendas. Many people are turning to medical cannabis to help them where traditional medical options have let them down. People embrace cannabis to help them kick addiction and dependency on dangerous street drugs like heroin and pain pills. People reach to cannabis as an alternative to drinking alcohol or taking an over-the-counter medication like sleeping pills. Cannabis helps all kinds of different people with all kinds of different things. You could be the next to find relief in medical cannabis. Schedule an appointment today to get your medical cannabis recommendation!
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