Thursday, August 18, 2011

Scientists Learning to Make Medical Marijuana That Doesn't Get You High

Medicinal Genomics, a small Massachusetts-based company, has claimed that they have completely unlocked the genetic structure of the cannabis plant, although the findings haven't yet undergone a peer review.

According to the company, the breakthrough means that scientists may one day be able to take away the psychoactive properties of marijuana while retaining or even enhancing it's medical properties. 

In other words, they will be able to create marijuana that won't get you high, but will still help with medical problems such as cancer, AIDS and glaucoma. 

My question is: Why?

Are the psychoactive effects of marijuana really all that terrible? 

This might be a good thing for medical marijuana patients that need to drive on a regular basis, but for the rest of us it just sucks. 

I can see it coming already: One day the government will crack down on state medical marijuana programs because they will have developed an 'alternative' that is heavily taxed like other prescription medications and doesn't get you high. One day they will use this as an excuse to shut down MMJ programs. Mark my words.

The fact the marijuana can be grown at home and circumvent the entire tax system is the only reason that it is still illegal. The government knows it can't tax weed, so they are trying as hard as they can to develop these 'alternatives' that can be taxed. It's only a matter of time before they try to covert every MMJ patient in the country over to their taxable, high-less version of THC.

Remember, JUST SAY NO to fake weed!
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