Advocacy, FDA

They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part XXX

Singer/actress/comedienne Bette Midler is a long time advocate for marijuana and she had this to say about marijuana, via twitter.

FDA claims marijuana’s as toxic as alcohol. 41,682 alcohol related deaths last year. Marijuana, 0. Guess nobody’s died of the munchies.

Reminds us of a hearing our cannabis lawyers had many years ago against a city seeking to shut down a medical dispensary. We were fighting the city to keep the dispensary open. The city put a police officer on the stand to talk about why the dispensary needed to go and he listed public safety as one of the reasons, explaining that marijuana just isn’t safe.

On cross-examination we got him to admit that his particular city had many bars and there had been no effort to shut those down. We then got him to confirm that he was aware of many people having died from alcohol abuse. We then went for the zinger, hoping he would tell the truth, which he did: he was not aware of a single person anywhere having died from ingesting marijuana.

Thanks Bette.