April 21, 2005

Something Good From Canadian Medicine

Essence of Marijuana approved for sale under the brand name "Sativex" under the standard of "safe and effective". I do wonder whether the 30 day rule will come into play here.

Not only should this provide a real opening for the medical folks who would like to use marijuana to properly treat pain and nausea but it should also provide a useful lever for the agricultural hemp growers who would love to be able to add a billion dollars a year to the agricultural sector of the US economy by using hemp for fiber, paper products, oil, and other legal uses.

The hemp ban is particularly stupid but there's very little that's smart about US marijuana policy.

Posted by TMLutas at April 21, 2005 04:38 PM