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  •  Oh, but whatever Big Pharma wants, (2+ / 0-)
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    Horace Boothroyd III, RMForbes

    the DEA and the FDA always enforces in their favor. Big Pharma and Big AG control those two entities, and thus, the laws...SSK

    "Hey Clinton, I'm bushed" - Keith Richards UID 194838

    by Santa Susanna Kid on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 03:00:26 AM PDT

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    •  Yes and no (1+ / 0-)
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      JeffW

      Both these federal agencies have been captured by corporate interests but the DEA primarily acts on their own self interests. If the prohibition against the cannabis genus of plants ended it would automatically cut the operational budget of the DEA by about 60% and the DEA understands what this would do to their stature in the federal government. The DEA has been making decisions based upon what is good for the DEA over all else for decades.

      Really don't mind if you sit this one out. My words but a whisper -- your deafness a SHOUT. I may make you feel but I can't make you think..Jethro Tull

      by RMForbes on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 10:28:50 AM PDT

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