Pot Has No Medical Use - DEA Study

The U.S. DEA has denied a petition to reclassify marijuana as a drug suitable for medical treatment, saying it "has no currently accepted safety for use under medical supervision."

Nine years ago, supporters of medical marijuana asked the federal government to reclassify cannabis, which was listed as a Schedule I drug.

Today, DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart wrote that she rejected the request because marijuana, like other Schedule I drugs, "has a high potential for abuse," "has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States," and "lacks accepted safety for use under medical supervision."

Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have "legalized" small amounts of pot for personal use, and have allowed "medical" pot shops to open - the idea is to go after tax revenue streams.  And all of them are breaking the federal drug laws.  States Rights for pot, but not to fight illegal immigration?

The truth is, there exists a grand hypocrisy, as usual, from left wingers on this issue.  The same people that are ferocious regarding tobacco, are okay with pot smoking.  Both cause lung damage.   Pot and tobacco are both leafy plants, and both produce carbon monoxide, tars, and other carcinogens when consumed.

In short, pot smokers want to replace the now feared ills of tobacco smoking with the faux rationalization for pot smoking under the odd guise that pot is medically beneficial, a contention which is completely unfounded, as the DEA reiterated in this report.