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Public Health Problems in the Cannabis Industry

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If the United States government cannabis Federally, they would face the same public health problems that Canada did. That is, busy bureaucrats demand control over the nuances of how you consume for you cannabis;

It’s like the old saying about children who become lifeguards. Some become lifeguards because they want to help protect and save lives. Others become saviors because they want to sit higher than everyone else and shout at people.

Most health care workers are of the former type. They are the ones who save lives, and you will never hear from them. They have quiet practices in small towns or are busy in a city hospital.

The last group goes to public health.

If the US government legalized cannabis federally, they would face a public health problem. The cracks are already starting to appear. Every public health expert wants an end THC.

THC Limits and Taxes

There was recently posted White papers From the Leonard de Scheffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California. In other words, it was a white paper written by the primary public health thinker. They have defined the rules they want to see on legal cannabis. This included a limit on the amount of THC allowed in all cannabis products.

The white paper also called for cannabis to be taxed based on potency compared to weight or retail price. And of course they want a comprehensive tracking system from seed to sale.

He introduced a bill in the US Senate that calls for the decriminalization of cannabis at the federal level and allows states to set their own rules. So far, only Vermont and Connecticut have THC limits.

The US Senate bill also calls for a 25% selective tax on sales and other taxes levied at the state level. This tax essentially ensures that older markets remain the preference for consumers. It may also bankrupt small farms and retailers in legal states.

One would think that crowded public health bodies would be more interested in a bill that would empower the old market because they had no control over that market. But, for whatever reason, they are more interested in limiting the amount of THC that American adults can consume.

Even to the point of absurdity.

There is a public health problem in the cannabis industry

Rosalie Licardo Bacola, Ph.D., is a Senior Fellow at the USC Schaeffer Center and Elizabeth Garrett Chair in Health Policy, Economics, and Law at USC Price The school Public policy.

I told health line, “It has taken us decades to understand alcohol and what is a standard drink. So we should set those caps and wait at least 5 years before we adjust because it will take some time for the science to show.”

In other words, we must act now and arbitrarily limit the nonlethal compound that makes cannabis great. We don’t have the science on our side, and we may not be in another five years. However, we must enforce our own “expert opinion” and codify it into law, punishable by fines and imprisonment.

Or take R. Lauren Collins, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University at Buffalo The school Public health and health professions. She says she supports the white paper. Setting THC limits and taxing them based on potency is an “excellent start.”

But it is also cautious about how market players try to undermine the authority of public health.

“The cannabis industry She is very smart,” she said. “One of the things they do is if you say you’re going to reduce the potency of the cannabis flower, it’s going to increase the potency of other cannabis products. So the key is to cap the THC in “all hemp products”.

She also said the laws should be broad enough to cover future cannabis products.

There is no mention of medical patients requiring high doses of THC. There is no mention of patients at all. Only healthy adults need treatment like children.

The cannabis industry has a general health problem.

Busy public health bodies have no business regulating cannabis

According to Busalie Liccardo Pacula, “The public health approach to regulating cannabis is about motivating users in a way that maximizes benefits and minimizes harm.”

But Canada’s public health bureaucrats have been unable to prove the harm. They simply confirmed it and repeated the lie until the average person believed it. This appears to be the case in the United States as well.

The only “harm” they can prove definitively is that if someone consumes too much THC, they risk developing a “cannabis use disorder.” But what exactly proves this?

Public health authorities fear that potent cannabis will turn you into an addict. So they will interfere in your life to prevent it. There are several problems with this:

a) It is not in the business of public health lobbyists what adults do with their bodies in their time. Mental disorders were a tool used by communist governments to silence dissidents. That may not be the case here, but it’s better to err on the side of caution.

b) “Addicted” is not a real thing. People can develop habitual behaviors and strongly entrenched preferences. But cannabis that is high in THC cannot come to life and force you to consume it. Cannabis use disorder is not real.

c) The evidence linking cannabis to psychosis and schizophrenia is random at best and pseudoscience at worst. Public health bureaucrats have no basis on which to base their recommendations.

The only risks to healthy young people regarding cannabis are the devastating narratives that public health puts into their heads.

Footnote(s)

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/legalizing-cannabis-at-the-federal-level-could-benefit-public-health-heres-why#Takeaway-
https://healthpolicy.usc.edu/research/federal-regulations-of-cannabis-for-public-health-in-the-us/

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