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Cook: Feds’ mixed message on pot

Cook: Feds’ mixed message on pot

December 06, 2014 9:45 am • By EDITH COOK

Here’s something I’ll bet you didn’t know: the federal government has grown marijuana in “experimental” plots for many years. Not only that, it supplies the stuff gratis to a handful of patients for medical treatment. Thanks to ailing Robert C. Randall’s efforts four decades ago, the Food and Drug Administration established a program whereby desperately ill patients, if they are persistent and very lucky, may have access to government-grown cannabis.

Which begs the question: what of the thousands who need the treatment but get harassed, or thrown in the slammer on criminal charges, by another tentacle of that same government, the Drug Enforcement Administration?

http://trib.com/news/updates/cook-feds-mixed-message-on-pot/article_16e9b385-023b-5078-b965-3f31e16bdb7f.html






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