One important distinction of the Government’s War on Drugs has always been the stalwart claim that marijuana had no medicinal or healing properties. As we all know, the use of regular campaigns of misinformation served the purpose of keeping the positive reality of marijuana hidden in our societies.
Thankfully, in recent years the powerful potency of cannabis as a reliable, safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of ailments and conditions has finally been brought to light by courageous doctors, researchers and individuals.
Today, one of America’s largest medical organizations has taken the bold and courageous step of calling for the reclassification and decriminalization of cannabis under federal law.
With the announcement from its Congress of Delegates meeting in Denver, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) accepted two broadly sweeping resolutions as a part of its discussions on marijuana reform.
As a part of this reform, the organization that represents well over 100,000 family physicians, recommended that the federal government take steps to reclassify the herb to allow for consideration of its powerful medicinal properties.
Via the full article on Marijuana.com:
“Drug Enforcement Administration scheduling of marijuana as a Schedule I drug prevents funding and legalization of research on the pharmacological properties of cannabinoids,” reads the rescheduling resolution sponsored by AAFP’s Minnesota chapter. The group supports “reclassifying marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule II drug by continued discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as this will facilitate further research on the potential medical uses of pharmaceutical cannabinoids.”
For all of us passionate heads the admittance of the powerful healing properties of cannabis may come as no surprise. But to see a major doctor’s group step up to publicly back the reality of cannabis says very positive things for the real chance of the end to the insane prohibition on cannabis that has tortured this country for far too many years.
For all of the specifics on this great development, as well as a copy of the full resolutions from the AAFP, have a look at the original content on Marijuana.com.