(Silence Dogood, New England Courant, August 31, 2014)
I find it quite amazing that a direct descendant of one of Communism’s leading proponents should find herself fronting for big money drug companies.
As the current director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), she has been directly responsible for ensuring that no significant resarch may be conducted in the U.S. into the potential medical uses for the cannabis plant. Out of one side of her mouth she claims that there is no research to support the medical benefits of the plant, and out of the other side of her lying mouth she refuses to let research proceed.
Not only is she a wonderful tool for the capitalist drug and liquor companies to use to keep out the competition of a non-patentable and easy to grow plant, but she is also a big help to the marijuana cartels in her country of birth, Mexico.
Interestingly, her early research was about so-called addiction, beginning with the premise that almost everything can be addicting. Since the government money for research was completely focused on the negative aspects of drugs, she immediately locked herself into the industrial / pharmaceutical / government industry known as the War on Drugs. Her POV is that everyone who uses cannabis is and addict. It’s like that old saying that if the only tool you have is a hammer then every problem looks like a nail. For the current head of NIDA, not only is her only tool a hammer, she seems to be using a hammer for a brain.