31 Jul '16, 2am

[email protected] & @Bayer scramble to profit as more consumers are using medicinal cannabis.

.@MonsantoCo & @Bayer scramble to profit as more consumers are using medicinal cannabis.

As detailed in my recent article “The War on Weed is Winding Down ,” the health benefits of cannabis are now well established. It is a cheap, natural alternative effective for a broad range of conditions, and the non-psychoactive form known as hemp has thousands of industrial uses. At one time, cannabis was one of the world’s most important crops. There have been no recorded deaths from cannabis overdose in the US, compared to about 30,000 deaths annually from alcohol abuse (not counting auto accidents), and 100,000 deaths annually from prescription drugs taken as directed. Yet cannabis remains a Schedule I controlled substance (“a deadly dangerous drug with no medical use and high potential for abuse”), illegal to be sold or grown in the US. Powerful corporate interests no doubt had a hand in keeping cannabis off the market. The question now is why they have suddenly gott...

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