Is Cannabis Prohibition The Fraud Of The Century
The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and are not necessarily those of the author. Every major study has found no basis for criminalizing cannabis, starting with the recent study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Given that tobacco still kills millions of people around the world, it makes sense to ask eminent scientists if they would nominate this for such a dubious award.
Some nominated the claim that the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, and rubella) is linked to the development of autism as the "biggest scam of the last 50 years". Wakefield's claims that vaccines cause autism have been thoroughly investigated and continue to influence the acceptance of COVID-19 vaccine research, with serious international consequences for those who vaccinate children against these diseases.
However, I think that ironically the one who proposed marijuana prohibition is the clear winner, and he should be. Every major study has found no basis for criminalizing cannabis, starting with the fact that cannabis is used in a wide range of medical and non-medical conditions and in many cases even in the treatment of cancer.
In the United States alone, there were more than 22 million arrests, and last year there were still more than 500,000. State legislators have passed laws that erase criminal records, but what are the consequences? How do victims forget their lives at home? How do they deal with pain and suffering?
It is impossible to measure the damage caused by the suppression of medical marijuana, but it has caused the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue. Not to mention all the other medical applications that are finally being recognized and explored.