Medical Marijuana vs. Prescription Drugs
We know, that’s a no brainer. Of course medical marijuana is better than prescription drugs. We already wrote about John Morgan, the influential Orlando attorney that is heavily promoting the use of medical marijuana. Just recently he gave a speech on how painkillers are pretty much the cancer of any community and how marijuana is a much safer alternative. We won’t fight you on that, John. While speaking about the benefits of smoking weed, Morgan chose the Tiger Bay Club in central Florida as his podium.\
He also spoke about OxyContin, a painkiller that has addicted more people than weed ever will. It doesn’t end with addiction either. The main ingredient in that particular drug is oxycodone and according to the Center for Disease Control, more than 16,000 people died as a result of oxycodone abuse yet nobody moves a muscle and the drug is still out there for everyone to “enjoy”.
Marijuana is obviously still illegal in Florida but Morgan is pushing hard to change that, praising its effectiveness. Big Pharma is not just a corporation anymore, its conglomerate so big that it grew additional heads that put the peoples well being in the last place because money has to come first. They are making trillions of dollars on meds such as OxyContin and they get a free pass.
Big Pharma’s Big Plan
The thing about Big Pharma is that they tried to patent THC but that idea was so insane that they temporarily gave up on it. You see, they figured out that you couldn’t patent a product of nature. We can’t believe it actually took them some time to figure that one out. Now, its obvious that when you compare marijuana to a drug that kills so many people on a yearly basis that marijuana will come out as harmless.
However, issues like medical marijuana legalization need to be addressed with heavy arguments and we can’t think of a better one than OxyContin. Morgan also went on to explain how marijuana works for people with ALS, multiple sclerosis, cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma and a number of other ailments as well.
We do realize that some medical marijuana advocates are promoting medical marijuana not because they believe it works but because they have something to gain. It’s the same with bio-fuel; most of the people who promote it have either invested in bio-fuel production facilities or have a significant stake as shareholders of such companies. For now, we just don’t care how much money John Morgan will make in the future but we do care how much money he has invested so far.
Being a chairman of the People United for Medical Marijuana, this attorney has decided to get legalization on the November 2014 ballot. The PUMM has already raised more than 100,000 signatures and the amendment proposal has been sent to Pam Bondi, the Florida Attorney General. Next in line is the Supreme Court that has to validate the ballot. Until that happens, the PUMM has to collect at least 683,159 signatures. With Morgan’s $150,000 contribution, the entire campaign has a raised a total of $248,000.