This public service advertisement appears in the
the American Prospect,
in the summer/fall of 2007.
Marijuana is the linchpin in the drug war. For seventy years it has been demonized as the “devil weed” that makes people go crazy.
But if marijuana indeed helps Uncle Ed with his chemo and Grandma with her arthritis, how can it be more dangerous than alcohol ...or even caffeine for that matter?* To maintain the "devil weed" myth the Feds have no choice. If they admit that marijuana has medical value, 70% of the war on drugs unravels.
And despite the wishes of 80% of Americans and the mountain of scientific evidence that marijuana is effective, the Feds continue to harass and prosecute patients.
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