…remove cannabis from the controlled substance act[?]
The way the Controlled Substance Act is set up is meant to keep the average American out of the game. Essentially the document states that the Pharmaceutical Industry is responsible for all of the drugs in America. Anything outside of their reach is deemed “illegal”. Politicians and activists alike are arguing for cannabis to be completely removed from the Controlled Substance Act or at the very least, give it a lower scheduling. While this sounds like a reasonable request… I don’t think that we should remove cannabis from the Controlled Substance Act at all, I believe we should get rid of the Controlled Substance Act altogether.
On paper, it [CSA] aims to make drugs safe for all by going through rigorous medical testing and so forth. While the idea was noble, the fact of the matter is that the track record of the pharmaceutical industry on “keeping drugs safe” and “affordable” does not reflect the nobility of the original idea. If someone, even an individual like yourself, requests that a substance is removed, the DEA will commence an “investigation”. With a rigged system like this in place, the health of the individual is in jeopardy. The DEA is ideologically incentivized to maintain the framework, meaning that since its inception, it has been working against the individual… [Big Pharma is ideologically incentivized to maintain perpetual profits].
Original Article (Cannabis.net):
Why we shouldn’t remove cannabis from the controlled susbstance act
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