ASA Sues US Government for Pot Mistakes

February 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:

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…


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    K Says:

    This whole MJ haveing medical-use is never gonna end. The govt is not stupid, they know all the benefits of MJ.

    But a lot of people fail to realize all the problems that would come about if MJ was made totally legal. One being all the dealers who live off of making a little money on weed will have to turn to another drug. Which will be COKE or any other hard drug. And believe me having more people hooked on coke, crack, lsd etc is a way bigger problem than having mj be illegal.

    The world is not perfect..MJ should not be legal. Not in America at least, I really believe it will cause more good than bad..I know if it was made legal you’ll have a ton of people who abuse the hell out of it for a few years before it mellows down to just something we do on occasion.

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    Tim Says:

    Consumption is not conducive to established laws. People will do what people do, no matter if this or that is considered legal/illegal through the eyes of the government.

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    K Says:

    True but I know that if it was made legal tons and tons of people would do it alot more than they do it now

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