Prompted by “OxyContin for Children is FDA Approved, While Cannabis Remains Illegal”: http://www.hightimes.com/read/oxycontin-children-fda-approved-while-cannabis-remains-illegal
If you haven’t heard (or let me kick out the “h” and rearrange those remaining letters — read) yet…
While the federal government continues to balk at the idea of legalizing cannabis oil, even low-THC strains with minimal to no intoxication for children suffering from a variety of conditions, they apparently do not have any issue with the youth of America getting hooked on dangerous narcotic drugs.
Sadly, while bragging about their commitment to the safety of children, the FDA fails to mention that OxyContin and similar prescription painkillers are one of the nation’s leading causes of overdose deaths in the country. In fact, the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that “3 out of every 4 pharmaceutical overdose deaths” are attributed to opioid analgesics, such as oxycodone, otherwise known as OxyContin.
The idea that our federal government, which maintains that marijuana prohibition is in the interest of health and public safety, is fine with allowing our children to use dangerous and highly addictive pain medication before they even have both feet out of the cradle is a testament to just how crooked and blatantly hypocritical this nation has become when it comes pushing through deadly substances in the interest of kickbacks and large profits.
I challenge anyone to explain why hypocrisy isn’t a mental illness seriously destructive against public safety.
While (especially in my state) people proudly thump their chests hard over stopping heroin (an opioid), they simultaneously invite another opioid to send the right message to children.
Meanwhile, the real dope fiends found way too often in positions of leadership (i.e. stupid and childish “leaders”) still maintain a senseless (and actually unscientific) belief that reckless “leadership” without human exposure means reckless leadership without full compensation for the suffering caused by that recklessness.
They’re too stupid to realize science (not just religion) isn’t even beginning to support that belief, and their hypocrisy logically (not just spiritually) has an agonizing price.