October 15, 2003
Fear! Uncertainty! Doubt!
CNN reports that the Supreme Court rejected the appeal by the White House to the recent decision allowing states to decide the legality of medical marijuana.
Dr. Andrea Barthwell, deputy director at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy:
[quote]There is a difference between feeling better and actually getting better. There is no scientific evidence that qualifies smoked marijuana to be called medicine.[/quote]
So I guess Aspirin, Advil, Novocaine, Morphine and dozens of other painkillers aren’t considered medicine either, because they just make you feel better.