Trump’s HHS Secretary Literally Just Denied Existence of Medical Marijuana
As U.S. President, Donald Trump, suggests the death penalty for drug dealers, Attorney General Jeff “Mr. Magoo” Sessions, cracks down on the Constitution and scary plants, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar, traveled to Kettering, OH to make the profound statement that,
There really is no such thing as medical marijuana.
The statement came during his press conference on opioids in Kettering where he was promoting a $750 million dollar public-private partnership to allegedly create a new type of pain killer/pain therapy that are not opioids.
But his statement that medical marijuana does not exist would come as news to the large portion of people who all ready use it, and even the state of Ohio itself that is issuing state licenses to build medical marijuana cultivation facilities such as the one in Yellow Springs.
His reasoning, of course, is that the FDA has yet to approve any use of marijuana; therefore, if the FDA hasn’t approved it – it doesn’t exist.
Instead of allowing Americans their right to access plants, Azar stated that “over $750 million dollars just in 2019 alone is going to be dedicated towards the National Institutes of Health working in public-private partnership to try and develop the next generation of pain therapies that are not opioids.”
But while Azar claims that medical marijuana doesn’t exist, as Rachel Blevins of the Free Thought Project, writes,
A study published in August 2017 found that when participants used cannabidiol (CBD), it actually blocked the opioid reward in their brains, and as a result, “The finding that cannabidiol blocks opioid reward suggests that this compound may be useful in addiction treatment settings.”
Additionally, the government’s own National Institute on Drug Abuse has stated that “Medical marijuana products may have a role in reducing the use of opioids needed to control pain.” Studies have also shown that deaths from opioids plummet in states where cannabis is legal and that 80 percent of cannabis users give up prescription pills.
In the same way that FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has ties to pharmaceutical companies that have influenced his decisions while in office, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was formerly the president of the U.S. division of Eli Lilly & Co. from 2012 to 2017.
During his tenure at Eli Lilly, Azar oversaw experiments in which, when looking to extend the exclusive patent on the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis, the company used it on young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. While it did nothing for the patients, it helped the company to increase their bottom line profits, and to ensure that the patent would be extended for another six months.
Azar’s claim that cannabis has no medicinal value because the FDA has chosen to blatantly ignore a wealth of research that proves its value is laughable. In addition to pain management, cannabis has been shown to provide treatment in a number of areas, with research studies showing its ability to kill cancer cells, to help prevent HIV from becoming AIDS, to work as a “miracle” treatment for children with autism, and to significantly reduce seizures from epilepsy in 90 percent of patients.
We assure HHS Secretary Azar that medical marijuana does indeed exist, every bit as much as the Trump Administration’s war on freedom and individual choice.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies,Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria,and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 1,000 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.