ASA Sues US Government for Pot MistakesFebruary 23rd, 2007 by Alex
As some of you may have read, an important legal motion has been filed by Americans for Safe Access against the United States government. They have intelligently changed tactics away from forcing the US to decriminalize marijuana, but instead admit that they have it inaccurately classified.
For decades, the United States has been ignoring fundamentally proven scientific studies (not to mention thousands of sufferer affidavits) that solidify the stance marijuana is a legitimate medical treatment.
Joe Elford, Chief Counsel for Americans for Safe Access, says it best:
The FDA position on medical cannabis is incorrect, dishonest and a flagrant violation of laws requiring the government to base policy on sound science.
Now, I believe this is the first attainable step towards 100% decriminalization and then (later down the road) legalization. This move shows that not only are medical marijuana groups intelligently approaching their ultimate goal of safe access, but they’ve got the guts to follow it up with action.
I can go on and on about this subject, but this has been reported in many, many different places – I just wanted to throw in my own take. Below are plenty of links that delve into this issue further:
- Americans for Safe Access Press Release
- New Study Shows Medical Value of Marijuana
- Government Sued for Marijuana Lies
- Medical Pot Advocates Sue Feds Over False Info
- US Is Sued Over Position on Marijuana
- Medical Marijuana Group Sues US Government
- Government Sued for Marijuana Lies (World News)
And with all of this scientific data backing us up, it’s always interesting to see a completely biased anti-marijuana post written on a supposedly “progressive” weblog – Progressive U.
It’s awesome to see how the article author gets crucified in the blog comments. Guess this puts the lazy, uneducated stoner myth to rest…