New Jersey’s medical marijuana law, by excluding pain and psychiatric conditions, will impact about 4% of New Jersey’s medical marijuana patients. In other words, about 96% of New Jersey’s medical marijuana patients got screwed. That is a crushing defeat.
In 2001, according to Hollywood today the ten largest pharmaceutical companies in the Fortune 500 had profits in excess of the other 490 companies, the majority of this profit being from the SSRIs and the SNRIs.
The average net return for these ten pharmaceutical companies was 18.5% of sales, 16.3% of assets, and 33.2% of shareholders’ equity. The median net return for all other 490 industries in the Fortune 500 was only 3.3% of sales.
Even though about 30% of medical marijuana patients in California use it for depression and other psychiatric conditions, no other state has approved the use of cannabis for depression. In 1998 JAMA published a study which announced that pharmaceuticals, as prescribed, were the fourth leading cause of death in America.
Someone recently pushed their children into oncoming traffic on the forums, using them to intimidate and bully me. With the corallary insult that I am not fit to be seen by children. Besides the fact that I wasn’t raised in a world of child-proof lighters (and I sure as Hell don’t want to live in Continue reading →