Doctor Wayne Hall is a researcher who for the most part you can comfortably say is anti-cannabis. Doctor Hall supports the Reefer Madness propaganda like cannabis is a gateway drug and CBD will get you high. So, it was entirely unexpected when he recently said that profits are what drive pharmaceutical research studies, not advancements in healthcare.
“While the legalization of non-medical cannabis use will make it easier in principle to undertake research on medical uses of cannabinoids, it will also reduce the incentives that the pharmaceutical industry has to fund clinical trials of medical uses.”
The Revolving Door
Pharmaceutical companies stood against cannabis legalization because the medical industry is a revolving door. Pills require more pills which require more pills, and it becomes a vicious cycle. They give you the energy to wake up, and then they give you a relaxing effect to put you to sleep. There are pills to increase your appetite and then pills to help the side effects of those pills.
Prohbtd stated “Whether intentional or not, the argument they made is that profit potential is what drives private-sector research into health and wellness, and maintaining the prohibition on recreational cannabis provides the profit motive to encourage more medical research.”
The United States consumes 90% of the world’s prescribed opioid supply. Prescription pill addiction and abuse have fueled a global epidemic which is killing more people than ever before. The Center For Disease Control estimates that more than 90 Americans die every day from prescription pill overdoses. The opioid epidemic is fueled by prescription pharmaceuticals like Tramadol, Percocet and Vicodin.
Patients Before Profits
Thousands, possibly millions, of cannabis consumers have told their stories of how cannabis has allowed them to have a higher quality of life. They also have time and time again spoke to the truths of how cannabis has helped them break the vicious cycle of harmful pharmaceuticals, and it’s time to put patients before profits once and for all!