Bush FDA: Not Merely A Sadist Policy, But A Transparently Bald Faced Lie To Justify It

Brian Zick

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Gardiner Harris in the NY Times reports how the Bush administration is again purposefully ignoring the science professionals. And lying about it.The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that "no sound scientific studies" supported the medical use of marijuana, contradicting a 1999 review by a panel of highly regarded scientists. … The Food and Drug Administration statement directly contradicts a 1999 review by the Institute of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences, the nation's most prestigious scientific advisory agency. That review found marijuana to be "moderately well suited for particular conditions, such as chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and AIDS wasting."

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