Same Government that Locks People in Jail for Cannabis, Just Approved OxyContin for Young Children


Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project

Washington, D.C. — The evidence is undisputable. Cannabis is an incredibly beneficial plant with medical applications that humanity has only begun to explore. Its harmful side effects are nearly non-existent, and no evidence to date has shown that anyone has ever died from it.

The evidence is undisputable. OxyContin and other opioid-based prescription drugs have a small range of uses from pain management to cough relief. The harmful side effects of opioids are virtually limitless. They are highly addictive, sicken tens of thousands of people a year and kill thousands.
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Of course, opioids have a place in medicine as they are used to treat severe pain. However, they are incredibly dangerous.

Cannabis can also be used to treat severe pain. In fact, cannabis has shown some incredible promise in reversing the harmful effects of debilitating, painful, and deadly seizures in children.

The main difference between cannabis and opioid medication, however, is that government agents won’t kick down your door in the middle of the night, shoot your dog, and kidnap and cage you if you have doctor-prescribed OxyContin.

So far in the US, 23 states, and Washington, D.C. have legalized cannabis for medical use. However, in all but five of those states, it is nearly impossible to obtain. In the other 27 states, police will deprive you of your freedom for possessing it.

Marijuana kills no one.

Not only does marijuana not kill people, but a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine found that states with medical cannabis laws had significantly lower rates of opioid overdose mortality. That’s right, in states where medicinal marijuana is legal, deaths from OxyContin are significantly less.

The irony here is that OxyContin is legal in all 50 states, it ruins lives, ends lives, and yet still, the government signs off on the ability of doctors to give it away like candy. Of course, no one is saying that these drugs should be illegal either, but the fact that marijuana is illegal while these dangerous opioid drugs are legal is a travesty.

The painful irony does not stop there, however.

Tens of thousands of children suffer from epilepsy in this country. Of those tens of thousands, only a very small handful have access to the potential benefits of cannabis. The rest face losing their parents to fines and imprisonment for attempting to alleviate their debilitating diseases.

However, if you are a child who wants to start a regime of deadly opioid drugs, this is now perfectly legal.

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it has approved the use of OxyContin for children as young as 11.

According to NBC News,

Dr. Sharon Hertz, director of new anesthesia, analgesia and addiction products for the FDA, said studies by Purdue Pharma of Stamford, Connecticut, which manufactures the drug, “supported a new pediatric indication for OxyContin in patients 11 to 16 years old and provided prescribers with helpful information about the use of OxyContin in pediatric patients.”

This move by the FDA is a glaring kick to the face of parents of suffering children who could benefit from the potential effects of cannabis. To say that kids can now have OxyContin while keeping marijuana illegal, is nothing short of pure insanity!

If ever you needed proof that the state is not at all interested in the well-being of the citizens, and only engaged in enriching the special interests who profit from their corporatist ties, this is it.

This decision is shameful, and it deserves to be spread. Please share this article with your friends and family to highlight the blatant hypocrisy of a government that pretends to keep you safe, while doing the exact opposite.

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  • Cori LeCinda Byrd

    Sorry, but doctors don’t “give away opioids like candy” to people. I’m a chronic pain patient suffering from debilitating migraines, chronic back pain from a car wreck when I was 16 (I’m now 31), fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia and hip surgery 2 months ago. I am UNABLE to get ANY kind of pain medicine and can’t get a referral to pain management where I could POSSIBLY get the pain meds I NEED to function. So please, next time you want to say they are giving these meds away “like candy,” do a bit more research and find out just how hard it is to actually get these medications for the people who really need them. I DO agree, however, that marijuana should be legalized because it has been proven through research to be the most effective MEDICINE to treat ALL of my illnesses. I could be a functioning member of society with this valuable MEDICINE. However, I live in Alabama where it is illegal. So instead of getting treatment, I live in debilitating pain every day. Do I believe things like OxyContin should be used in children and teens? HELL NO! I don’t even want to be on it but since I can’t get access to marijuana where I live and cannot afford to move, my only options ARE the opioids that make me feel sick and come with an entire slew of side-effects that I despise. Do I wish my life were different? Yes. But as long as big pharmacutical companies keep paying the politicians to keep marijuana out of the hands of the people and prisons are a for-profit system where they can pay the “slave labor” pennies for producing items they can sell at a much higher cost, I don’t see it changing. Victimless crimes will continue to be prosecuted and jailed over and over again until we can get the older generation out of political office and stop the corruption in our government. At a mere 31 years old, I’m disabled because I can’t get the medicine I need and I honestly don’t see that ever changing in my lifetime. It’s sad, but true. We can’t do anything until this government is reset and goes back to a government BY the people and FOR the people instead of by the highest bidders, for the highest bidders. I miss the real America.

    • Justin Barnes

      Maybe it’s hard for you for some reason… but for nearly anyone else,
      you can walk into a doctor’s office complain about a couple things and
      walk out with a prescription for OxyContin or various lesser pills
      within a few minutes.

      • Zirnitra Elan

        Maybe in the US it’s easier for some. In Australia if one has an ongoing incurable chronic pain condition it’s extremely difficult to get access to oxycontin especially if one isn’t a senior citizen and because the condition “isn’t terminal”. Neither is marijuana available in Australia legally for medical use except in a trial being done at a NSW Hospital for children with severe epileptic seizures. Both situations need to be remedied, certainly in Australia.

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