I covered this topic back in July in the piece, The Real Reason Pharma Companies Hate Medical Marijuana (It Works). Here are my opening paragraphs:
Whenever an irrational and inhumane law remains on the books far longer than any thinking person would consider appropriate, there’s usually one reason behind it: money.
Unsurprisingly, the continued federal prohibition on marijuana and its absurd classification as a Schedule 1 drug is no exception. Thankfully, a recent study published in the journal Health Affairs shows us exactly why pharmaceutical companies are one of the leading voices against medical marijuana. It has nothing to do with healthcare and everything to do with corporate greed.
Today’s article provides further evidence that when it comes to the Pharma industry in the U.S., it’s often more about profits than people.
The Intercept reports: