Dr.Weil is the leading integrative medicine physician in the US. In that role he has used his experience and study to create, for physicians, a course of instruction at the University of Arizona.
One of the herbal medicines studied is cannabis. Cannabis is the plant that representatives of the US government (drug czar, DEA, FDA and others charged with knowing such stuff), say has too little research to be used safely by humans.
If anyone wants to study cannabis one of the major sources of cannabis research and clinical use on humans is the extensive library created by Patients Out of Time and publically displayed at www.MedicalCannabis.com
The researchers and health care professionals who have produced and published this world wide science, including the science itself, do not exist. The federal government repeats that continually and the media apes their propaganda. The DEA and HHS have been studying 50,000 pages of research since October 2002. What they study is at www.drugscience.org.
Just a few days ago Andrea Barthwell, a spokesperson for US “marijuana” policy said on Fox News that the data, and therefore the people who have worked for decades to study and publish cannabis science, simply do not exist.
There are two reasons she and the others so situated expose their total lack of knowledge about which they speak. Ignorance or hubris. They either know the science exists and just do not say so or they are placed in public to lie.
The Sixth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics will be held on April 15-17, 2010 in Warwick, RI. It is accredited by the AMA and ANA. Hundreds of health care professionals will attend and Dr. Weil will speak to them about his work as will other physicians and researchers from Canada, the US, Israel, Jamaica and Brazil.
You would think all those folks who work in the war on people who use drugs could have found out Patients Out of Time exists. At $17 billion a year the US government is certainly able to find out what we know; that the AMA and ANA know the data exists; that there have been five previous conferences presenting such knowledge.
Missing is credibility, honesty and academic professionalism at the federal level.
That behavior is what should not exist.
Al Byrne, Co-founder, Patients Out of Time