This is a letter I've been sending around regarding the medical marijuana dispensary issue:
Marijuana and methamphetamine are both Schedule I drugs. One destroys synapses in the brain, destroys liver and kidney cells and makes people crazy much faster than whiskey. The other one does less damage than beer. Do you know which one is which? Does this DEA policy confuse teenagers? Why confuse them more than necessary when lifelong health of the brain is at stake? Could it possibly be time for Congress to override the DEA and pharmaceutical interests and finally make marijuana a Schedule III drug?
This is how I responded to some e-mail replies:
- In that case, I suspect that Big Pharma is the main culprit. I wish there were a solution that is faster than starting a national grassroots movement. I'm hoping that the masses will understand the importance of not continuing to confuse the hell out of teenagers by perpetuating the Schedule I lie.
- It is still possible to start a grass roots movement by pushing the simple concept that continuing to confuse teenagers is a mistake and that Congress, under pressure from millions of constituents, can indeed override the DEA and Big Pharma! !!! !!!!!
- The problem I'm hearing is that people are (by design?) so unaware of the Schedule I/III thing that they are totally lost until I explain more about the DEA Schedule system. I think it calls for an organized grassroots initiative.
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