Save Our Society from Drugs is running the show for the Reefer Madness dinosaurs. Calvina Fay and her staff are busy at work, scurrying to find the remaining scraps of Drug War platitudes that still fly and juicing them up with some old school lies, damn lies and statistics (or at least a statistical fallacy). You can compare my response to the original form letter. You can click-n-send the corrected version I made or edit it yourself. Either way our elected officials can benefit knowing the facts about cannabis:
Dear [recipient name was inserted here],
I am writing to voice my concern and strong opposition to those who say
that marijuana is not medicine.
Marijuana, like many OTC medications and substances of potential abuse
like alcohol, is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
so its use is unregulated. Further, it is prohibited and essentially
blacklisted from meaningful FDA-backed research due to its irrational
placement in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.
This has significant implications for patient care, as there are many
health risks associated with currently approved medications, including
abuse and death. Our citizens deserve the right to choose something safer for themselves.