There are several pain "clinics" in my area, so, yeah, I think that kinda tells you where the gov's leaning; pharma lobbyists. There's big money in "legal" drugs, most of which can seriously screw you up.I can work a reactor over after I smoke one :) Legal or not, one has to use Judgment In anything He does. I enjoy smoking maybe a joint or two a week, Marijuana is by far less harmful than Alcohol, which most Abuse profusely. they are putting a new drug on the street this month, ZOHYDRO. they are calling it Heroin in a Capsule. many legislation are trying to get big Pharma to not release it, saying it is the most addictive drug that will have ever hit the street. big Pharma told them tough, it was the doctors responsibility to monitor the use and distribution. Now why not just legalize the far less dangerous Marijuana? So you can see who has all the Political Power, MONEY!
It kinda ticks me that a prescribing clinic can write someone a scrip month after month, year after year, and yet still have this attitude that you dang well better not get addicted to it! I mean seriously. That's BS, when in truth they are encouraging addiction by over prescribing an addictive drug. It's so hypocritical when the clinic basically has people coming there just FOR drugs. They say they're going to watch you and maybe even call you in for a pill count, but they never, ever do it because the whole point is the profit they get from having as many "patients" as possible. How that is better for someone than herb I'll never. They keep bringing up on the tv how many people die every year from bad reactions or accidental ODs to prescription drugs but then turn a blind eye to "pain clinics" that pander to drug seekers.
I can't help but feel we're getting royally screwed.