Nothing would stop the rich from owning most of the Cannabis industry without regulations making profits difficult to achieve. For instance, you can't buy alcohol for pain relief. You can just buy alcohol.
I suspect this is cultural, and the objections probably don't have as much to do with money as is commonly thought.
Jump/ Jack is right. If you want state rec, rescheduling is the only way that will work without changing the CSA to something entirely different than what it is...though it would make any medical claim illegal.
Originally Posted by armedoldhippy
Robert M. Califf, Obamas pick to head the FDA, has had a block put on him by Senators Sanders, Markey & Murkowski. the article in "Culture" magazine from August 19th (by B. M. Adams) explains how Califf has earned the wrath of the Senators (AND the rest of the nation, if they gave a SINGLE fuck!). his ties to big pharma & utter disdain for the citizens of this country disqualify him from ANY serious consideration for ANY job in the public spectrum. we need someone over the FDA that is working FOR us, rather than the bottom line of an industry that is willing to subject children to narcotics proven to kill, but unwilling to allow adults options that do not generate money for drug companies that already print their own money using our blood as ink...JMHO