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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:54 pm    Post subject: It Is Time To Stop Blocking Research Reply with quote

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It Is Time To Stop Blocking Research

TELL CONGRESS IT IS TIME TO STOP BLOCKING RESEARCH
BREAK GOVERNMENT MONOPOLY ON MARIJUANA PRODUCTION

Dear Fellow Reformer,

The Food and Drug Administration will never be able to consider marijuana as
potential medicine until clinical trial research takes place. This kind of research
requires multiple, readily available strains of marijuana. But one producer holds a
monopoly over production of marijuana for FDA-approved research - making clinical
trials impossible.

Don't see the logic?

Neither do we. The monopolizing producer and creator of this Catch-22 is none other
than the federal government. And now it is up to us to straighten out the mess it
has created so that science can proceed.

Take action now: http://actioncenter.drugpolicy.org/ctt.asp?u=3920069&l=106217

The law requires adequate competition in the manufacture of Schedule I drugs - such
as marijuana - to be used for research purposes. But the single source of marijuana
for FDA-approved marijuana research is the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Marijuana is grown under contract to NIDA at the University of Mississippi, and the
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is trying to make sure that no other
institution in the country can produce or import marijuana for research purposes.
This is the only drug in which the federal government has a monopoly over
production.

But the current rules are being challenged! Members of Congress are now rallying
support to send a letter to DEA head Karen Tandy, asking the DEA to end the monopoly
and approve an application to grow research marijuana submitted by the University of
Massachusetts-Amherst. This is where you come in: contact your Representative and
urge him or her to support that letter!

Let your Congressperson know that it is not acceptable to let politics stand in the
way of legitimate scientific research. Marijuana should get the same consideration
by the Food and Drug Administration as any other medicine seeking approval!
http://actioncenter.drugpolicy.org/ctt.asp?u=3920069&l=106217





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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This stuff makes me more angry than I care to mention. Nobody sees anything fundamentally wrong with this picture?
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Members of Congress are now rallying
support to send a letter to DEA head Karen Tandy, asking the DEA to end the monopoly
and approve an application to grow research marijuana submitted by the University of
Massachusetts-Amherst. This is where you come in: contact your Representative and
urge him or her to support that letter!


Isn't it funny that congress and the senate are supposed to make and control the laws, and yet they must beg this one woman in charge of the DEA to free cannabis for research? I say instead that congress get to the root of the problem and dis-assemble gov't agencies which freely make up their own rules.........
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rev. Adam wrote:

Isn't it funny that congress and the senate are supposed to make and control the laws, and yet they must beg this one woman in charge of the DEA to free cannabis for research?


Good observation!

It's a bit like the parents being controlled by the kids.

It makes me angry as well. Where in the Constitution do you find any
authority for these government agencies anyway? We have some low
level department head (whom we never voted for, or even know much
about) making decisions for millions of people and the Congress of the
most powerful nation in the world has to beg her to "please play fairly."
Sheesh......
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