New info from DEA about medical marijuana

A couple years ago, I read a position paper from the DEA or FDA that said there are only two legal medical uses for pot; they are:

1 is the alleviation of pressure in the eye – this is for glaucoma patients that have already lost their eyesight.

–          I have been told this can prevent rupture of the eyeball, which can be really traumatic for family members (not to mention the patient)

2 is for people in end-of-life situations – the final stages of cancer – if you are being treated with chemotherapy, a common side effect is inability to eat and swallow.

–          I thought it was a well-accepted medical practice that these patients could be given medical marijuana because it might make it possible for them to eat a ‘last meal’

–          But according to a research paper  I recently read, neither of these is allowed:

“marijuana has a high potential for abuse, has no accepted medical use in the United States, and lacks an acceptable level of safety for use even under medical supervision.”

Boy, that sure flies in the face of all this state-by-state ‘legalization’ stuff, eh?

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