Nicholas Eyle has a good post over at ReconsiDer: How To Create A Problem Where None Exists.
It’s about the research being done to create a THC-based drug that could be used to treat people who are addicted to marijuana.
NIDA director Nora Volkow says the agency â€œis interested in exploring the role of transdermal THC delivery as an innovative way to treat marijuana withdrawal symptoms and dependenceâ€¦ This is especially relevant to our efforts to fill a critical gap in available treatments for the many Americans struggling with marijuana-related disorders and their detrimental medical and social consequences.â€ So how many marijuana addicted Americans are there?
Good question. Must be a pretty big problem for NIDA to give $4 million to AllTranz to develop this “treatment.”
But, of course, it’s mostly a government agency looking for a solution to justify the problem they’ve mostly invented.
Oh, sure, yes I know that a small number of people have dependency issues with marijuana and that they can experience minor withdrawal effects significantly less severe than caffeine.
But of all the things we could do to help people who abuse drugs, finding a treatment for marijuana dependency has got to be pretty low on the list.
However, with all those hundreds of thousands of people in treatment for marijuana dependency, you gotta pretend to deliver some kind of actual… treatment, I guess.