Posted by pozlife on June 25, 2006
by Kellee Terrell
The FDA sends medical marijuana up in smoke
Hilary McQuie of the Harm Reduction Coalition says, “[The FDA] didn’t use any new data, and they also gave approval to test a new marijuana spray [Sativex]. It’s contradictory.” McQuie believes the FDA’s stance is tied to pharmaceutical companies’ agenda of pushing their own smokeless remedies. “This administration has a puritanical, antipleasure agenda. [Drug companies] want people to [use their products] and not grow marijuana,” she says. States make the ultimate decision. So don’t hock your heat lamp yet.