Libby at Last One Speaks scooped me big time with the rumor that Andrea Barthwell has been hired by G.W. Pharmaceuticals to lobby for approval of its cannabis-plant extracts in the U.S.
No problem for Andrea’s new-found flexible viewpoints.
Libby’s got the right idea when she says:
I have a feeling the prohibitionists are brewing this new strategy of keeping the plant illegal by vilifying the innocuous buzz so they can control the market with derivatives and chemical synthetics. They’ve known for decades the plant is safe but they couldn’t figure out how to keep people from obtaining the drug on their own by growing it. This lets them work both sides of the fence.
That’s certainly been the plan for the pharmaceutical companies — keep medical marijuana illegal while they patent every possible derivitive.