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~ Joe the Stoner

Saturday, April 4, 2009

President Obama.... Can I ask you a question?

When President Obama signed the Executive Order lifting the ban on government funding of Stem Cell Research, he said the following:

"This Order is an important step in advancing the cause of science in America. But let’s be clear: promoting science isn’t just about providing resources – it is also about protecting free and open inquiry. It is about letting scientists like those here today do their jobs, free from manipulation or coercion, and listening to what they tell us, even when it’s inconvenient – especially when it’s inconvenient. It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda – and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology."

Well, in that case, Mr. President, then....

1) Why not advance the cause of Science in America with researching all the health benefits of Marijuana?

2) If promoting science is also about protecting free and open inquiry, why are we not funding research into the health benefits of Marijuana?

3) Why are scientists not allowed to do their job, free from manipulation or coercion and criminal prosecution when it comes to Marijuana?

4) If studies show that Marijuana can cure some forms of cancer and a multitude of other diseases and/or symptoms, then why is Marijuana so conveniently kept illegal, denying Americans the right to legitimate health care options?

5) Why do we keep laws that promote the distortion of the truth about Marijuana?

6) Why do we keep laws that are based on political ideology and not based on available scientific data when it comes to Marijuana?

President Obama: America voted for you and made you President of this great nation because we wanted "Change We Could Believe In". Please take this matter seriously. Please do not let America continue to be blinded by political ideologies and antiquated laws.

Please bring America into the 21st Century by exploring and promoting scientific studies into the benefits of Marijuana instead of focusing on the fact that it can get you high.

1 comment:

  1. You found me on Twitter, and now I have found your blog...how about visiting my web project at www.medicalmarijuanasociety.org and have a look around. Maybe I can convince you into volunteering to write one of my state blogs, or too perhaps moderate a category or board on my slowly budding message board.

    Just call me Bud Hasherdashery