Wednesday, June 8, 2011

NORML’s Executive Director On The DEA’s Deal With “Big Pharma”

The420Times, June 7, 2011

Late last month we told you about the DEA and the sweetheart deal they have given 55 pharmaceutical companies when it comes to cannabis. While cannabis is illegal for everyone else and the federal government claims marijuana has no medicinal value, they are allowing “Big Pharma” a monopoly over it…for medical purposes.

We asked Allen St. Pierre – Executive Director of NORML – his thoughts about the issue. “My reaction to the hypocrisy of the federal government is a predictable one of both amazement of their chuzpah for seeking patents for some cannabinoids while still keeping the botanicals criminal and real disappointment that, once again, the mainstream media is playing the role of lap dog rather than watchdog.”

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