In its never-ending disinformation campaign, the DEA has set up a website called StumbleWeed, a fake magazine to “teach” children the “truth” about marijuana. In the section titled Rx Pot: Prescription for Disaster, they claim to cut through the hype about medical marijuana, and get to the facts:
Even though some groups have endorsed smoking marijuana for medical use, major medical organizations do not agree. This is what they say…The American Medical Association rejected marijuana as medicine.
Apparently, even though they provide the hyperlink to the AMA’s position on medical marijuana, the DEA believes folks won’t read or understand it. Let’s take a look at the first and last sentences from the link itself:
The AMA calls for further adequate and well-controlled studies of marijuana and related cannabinoids in patients who have serious conditions for which preclinical, anecdotal, or controlled evidence suggests possible efficacy and the application of such results to the understanding and treatment of disease…The AMA believes that effective patient care requires the free and unfettered exchange of information on treatment alternatives and that discussion of these alternatives between physicians and patients should not subject either party to criminal sanctions.
Not exactly undecipherable medical mumbo jumbo. Just the AMA directly calling for more studies on the medical uses of marijuana, and absolutely stating opposition to its criminalization.
According to the DEA, however, the AMA “rejected marijuana as medicine”. Here’s a free tip for the DEA: disinformation campaigns work better, when you don’t provide direct access to the truth.
(Hat Tip: Drug WarRant)