The FDA makes a play to start governing cannabis? You can bet your buds they will. The administrator of the FDA was recently interviewed and asked a question about the FDA and cannabis. The question revolved around will the FDA have any guidelines surrounding cannabis as legalization starts happening in more places, and cannabis becomes as accessible or more accessible than alcohol.

The DEA Chief Gives a Grin

According to reports, the DEA Chief met this question with a grin. Some might say this shows that the staff at the Food and Drug Administration had anticipated questions concerning cannabis coming up during the interview.

The FDA earlier in 2018 approved the first cannabis-based drug ever in the United States. Epidiolex has the official go-ahead by the FDA for doctors to prescribe it to patients and for pharmacies to carry it. The IRS is raking in millions of dollars in taxes from cannabis businesses. The FDA isn't going to let this go on for long before they get their hands in on it.

It’s Never Been About the People in the Government’s Agenda

Cannabis legalization isn't about the people or about improving the economy and quality of life for citizens. It's about improving the economics of personal bank accounts of those with private agendas. Cannabis legalization is happening whether the draconian politicians who are against it want it to happen or not.

Canada has legalized access to cannabis for responsible adult consumption across the entire nation and Mexico is about to do the same. This will leave the United States in the common position where the politicians of the country have divided the nation over a plant.

The Big Question

With that legalization comes to the light the question of what and when will the FDA say and do regarding regulations about cannabis?

This is a question that has been pondered by advocates and activists for decades throughout prohibition. It has been a question though that has been asked more recently by many as legalization has progressed around the world and across the U.S.

What role do you anticipate the FDA playing when the draconian grasps of prohibition are finally abolished in the United States? Let us know in the comments below!

  Posted: Thursday, December 6th, 11:00am 9 days ago
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