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What’s the big deal about restricting cannabis for medical use?  Apparently it’s because cannabis is a psychotropic drug. 

Well so is opium but it is widely used for medicinal purposes as in morphine, codeine and thebaine.
Why don’t pharmaceutical companies own up that the reason cannabis is restricted is that they haven’t yet found a way to monopolise/corner the market on it?
Here is some history of pharmaceutical companies, how, where and when they began.
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  1. I do not understand why pharma companies can’t just sell awesome well grown cannabis to patients, similar to what is done in many other parts of the world now. Sell the patients cannabis and let them do what they like with it. They can vape it, smoke it, eat it in edibles, or make it into oil. So many uses for so many ailments.

    Surely it is HIGH time to not only make weed legal as a medicine (whole plant) but to also fully loosen the recreational laws too, who cares if people have under an ounce on them, is it really going to do anything to send them to court over it?

  2. Cannabis is not a soft drug and young minds are altered by it. Cannabis as medicine needs to be carefully introduced and I favour rolling it out under the supervision of the Pain Clinics at the major hospitals. It is naive to think it can safely be distributed at every street corner. We need to restrict access to cannabis in much the same way as alcohol. Look at the problem we have with alcohol.


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