The DEA claim synthetic weed is safer than the real stuff.
The DEA have made a bold move in classifying synthetic weed as ‘safer’ than real, 100% natural weed.
The company who produced the synthetic weed, Insys have previously lobbied against the legalization of weed, a cynical move for a company who themselves are making money out of medicinal marijuana.
The drug, Syndros is a type II, which means that it can be prescribed by doctors. But THC, the oil extracted from real cannabis plants still remains heavily restricted, under the category that states it has “no currently accepted medical use” and “a high potential for abuse.”
Six Insys executive hit headlines when they were arrested for a nationwide bribing scandal which involved pushing doctors into selling the drug fentanyl, a highly dangerous and addictive opioid.
The hypocrisy in this case is staggering. It highlights the problems within the drug industry which means the boundaries are always shifting to accommodate those who can afford to pay for the best support by lobbying the government.
The DEA cannot pretend that they are continuing to class THC as more dangerous than synthetic weed. The fact that the Insys company has already been caught out performing illegal activities when it comes to drug pushing shows that the heart of the issue is not morals, it all comes down to a matter of money, those with the most money will always get their way – at the expense of the public’s health.
Former Insys CEO Michael Baich was also charged in court with indictment, but perhaps the most high profile case of corruption spanning from the company was founder John Kapoor who was forced to step down when he became embroiled in the fentanyl scandal, and was found guilty of bribing doctors to sell their products.