POT IS LEGAL, BUT RAW MILK IS ILLEGAL
Talk about speaking out of both sides of one's mouth! The NIH's NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) is the governmental organization charged with stopping or at least slowing down drug addiction. Seems like their stated mission (to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction) hasn't been working out so well here in America (HERE). But I regress. On June 5th, the newest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine was released, carrying a research paper by four doctors (two MD's and two Ph.D's led by DR NORA VOLKOW) called Adverse Health Effects of Marijuana Use.
What? You're telling us that there are health risks associated with smoking pot? According to the "420" folks, marijuana is the greatest thing going, and has actually been shown to have numerous HEALTH BENEFITS; a great many of which are denied by VOLKOW'S PAPER. I am not here to either bash pot or advocate it's use. As is usually the case, the truth will probably be found somewhere in the middle. It just seems interesting to me that our government is actively working to legalize pot, while continuing their relentless attacks on small farmers for selling raw milk (non-commercially, I might add). HERE, HERE, and HERE are some local examples of this persecution of people that I personally know --- some of whom are patients.