Scott Morgan at StoptheDrugWar.org found this fascinating thing, and it deserves to be circulated:
The makers of Marinol are actually marketing their product on Google as “Legal Marijuana.” If you search for Legal Marijuana in Google, you’ll see this:
As Scott says:
Drug warriors such as Andrea Barthwell and David Murray have argued strenuously that cannabinoid-based pharmaceuticals such as Marinol and Sativex are completely different from marijuana. They’ve bristled at Rob Kampia’s claims that Sativex is “liquid marijuana” and they’ve long used the availability of Marinol as an excuse to arrest patients who prefer cultivated marijuana instead.
Of course, the drug companies want to use the law to insure that you use (and pay for) their marijuana, as opposed to the better stuff you can grow in your back yard.