There has been a virtual ban on scientific research on marijuana since the La Guardia Committee report came out in 1944. In this scientific study, commissioned by New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia in 1939 to study the effects of marijuana, La Guardia tricked Harry Anslinger, the head of the FBN (Federal Bureau of Narcotics) into supplying marijuana for his team of scientists and physicians to study.
During this 5-year study the researchers disproved many of the government’s accusations against marijuana. Harry Anslinger condemned the results of this study as unscientific, but he knew that he could never again let scientists study marijuana.
This was the beginning of prohibition on the truth.
The exact same thing happened again in 1972 when President Richard Nixon commissioned the Shafer Report. This commission was comprised of conservatives personally handpicked by Nixon himself.Add a comment Read more...