It’s about time we saw more court driven challenges to the USA prohibition laws on Cannabis. We will be watching and hoping for a just outcome of this lawsuit against the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) who has deemed any hemp product for consumption as being illegal under the Schedule 1 list of illegal “drugs”.
The DEA’s “final rule” for tagging any extracted product of Marijuana the same as the non-processed core weed of Cannabis appears designed to continue the Federal government’s participation in denying the rights already voted for in over 30 states allowing citizens to use medical or recreational marijuana. Any educated person understands that many Cannabis products have NO properties for “getting high”. Like so many natural products in the world, HOW you use them can mean the difference between living better or dying earlier. To us this “rule” is like stating that “rubbing alcohol”, readily available in any market or drug store to anyone of any age, should now fall under the federal controls of the ATF (The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms) because it contains the same core product as distilled alcoholic beverages. And yes, if you drink enough “rubbing alcohol”…you will die. So why the double standard on marihuana extractions?
…DEA is creating a separate code number for marihuana extract with the following definition: “Meaning an extract containing one or more cannabinoids that has been derived from any plant of the genus Cannabis, other than the separated resin (whether crude or purified) obtained from the plant.” Extracts of marihuana will continue to be treated as Schedule I controlled substances.
These irrational prohibitions are obviously still manipulations by the cartels and Big Pharma using governments and their agencies to control what substances average individuals are allowed to consume for their health or recreation.
Let’s understand that this is a global phenomenon of which the USA is the most backward, corrupted country when it comes to “controlled substances”. We have talked to agents in the DEA and ATF whose job is to simply carry out orders…whether they are just or not. They, more than the average person, see and understand the corruption levels around this “War on Drugs”. They begin to see that their main roles are to protect the interests of big money cartels and the biggest mafias in the USA…healthcare and pharma.
So, let’s now watch the proceedings on this and other court cases and “watchdog” what judges and courts handle this issue and under what constitutional grounds they uphold the DEA “final ruling”…if they do.