Wednesday, February 15, 2017

DEA removes factually inaccurate information from web site


Americans for Safe Access claimed partial victory over the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration when it announced the federal agency had removed “factually inaccurate information” and “damaging misinformation” regarding cannabis from its website.

 The DEA removed information from its site that included “claims that cannabis was a gateway drug, caused irreversible cognitive decline in adults, and contributed to psychosis and lung cancer,” according to a news release Monday by ASA, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting medical cannabis.

The DEA made the change after ASA filed a legal challenge over the agency’s website last year under the Information Quality Act.

 Spring 2017 MJBizCon“The DEA’s removal of these popular myths about cannabis from their website could mean the end of the Washington gridlock” regarding scientific information about marijuana, Steph Sherer, ASA’s executive director, said in the release.

However, Americans for Safe Access claims the DEA is continuing to spread misinformation about marijuana, though the group did not offer specifics.

Correcting misinformation is paramount, the ASA argued, especially given that newly confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said he believes cannabis is a gateway drug and can cause long-term psychological damage to consumers.

“These beliefs are verifiably false,” ASA wrote in a letter delivered to the DEA on Monday. “Allowing Mr. Sessions to make law enforcement decisions based on biased, out-of-date information does a tremendous disservice to ASA’s members and the American people at large.”

Perhaps the removal of propaganda from the DEA web site will help persuade the new administration to let States who have already passed MJ laws not enforce federal MJ prohibition.


At February 17, 2017 at 1:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is way cool. Finally a win for the right side. Should not have taken all these years to make this happen. Why dosn't the DEA and all other federal agency have to abide by the truth in advertising laws that apply to everyone else? Oh yeah, dumb questions, the government believes in the do as I say not as I do logic our parents used. Especially this new government who spews alternative facts. What the hell are alternative facts anyway? Glad to see this happen, but suspect it will be the last good news for those of us, the majority of the populist, who thing this is long overdue. Our new president does not seem to be in agreement with the majority of his constituents on this issue.

At February 17, 2017 at 6:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny that no one has heard about this unless they come here to read this. Guess that tells you your audience is not made up of Wall Street Journal readers. Keep up the good work.

At February 17, 2017 at 6:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats with the blue font? Can't read the damm thing!

At February 17, 2017 at 8:56 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

my apologies.. it does look ugly on a green background.. not so on a cell phone. Thank you for pointing it out.

Sessions will not be able to point to the DEA for a negative reference. But who knows what the President will do. After all we have accomplished, I'd hate to say we were stopped by a mad man.

Ok.. no one reads the wsj, but me. I'll watch my references.


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