Hundreds of thousands of people living in the United States die every single year from taking pharmaceutical drugs that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved as “safe and effective.” But rather than take a step back and reevaluate its criteria for assessing and approving so-called “medicine,” the FDA has instead decided to target the budding medicinal cannabis industry over alleged “safety concerns.”
In a press announcement, the FDA indicated that it recently issued warnings to 15 different companies for “illegally” selling products containing cannabidiol, or CBD, a perfectly harmless and highly beneficial constituent of the cannabis plant that’s helping millions of people and their pets find truly safe and effective relief from an array of health problems.
According to the FDA, CBD is somehow a major “safety concern” because it’s never undergone a multi-million dollar “analysis” by the FDA in the same way that synthetic pharmaceutical drugs routinely have to in order to gain the FDA’s official stamp of approval. CBD is thus “illegal,” according to the FDA, and must be banned as quickly as possible in order to maintain a “safe” society that’s free of all “dangerous” herbal and botanical remedies.
In its announcement, the FDA indicated that it will not even grant CBD “generally recognized as safe,” or GRAS, status because of an alleged “lack of scientific information supporting the safety of CBD in food.” The FDA’s “qualified experts,” the agency has indicated, do not see CBD as “safe,” and thus are exerting undue control over the entire American population by restricting its use in food and beverages.
Claiming that it maintains “rigorous public health standards,” the FDA hilariously wants us all to believe that this decision stems from the FDA’s commitment to keeping Americans “safe,” even as at least 35,000 Americans die every year from FDA-approved antibiotics alone.
If you can even believe it, FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy actually made the claim in a recent statement about these warning letters that her agency is simply taking the same “overarching approach” to CBD and cannabis-derived constituents that it would “any other substance that we regulate.” But we have yet to see the FDA take pertinent action against the antibiotic-resistance epidemic that’s killing far more Americans than cannabis ever has, seeing as how cannabis has never killed anyone.
The only “safety concern” that Abernethy was able to identify with regards to CBD and cannabis is the potential presence of contaminants like “pesticides and heavy metals,” which have absolutely nothing to do with the plant itself, and everything to do with the way the plant is grown. Even so, the FDA has decided that the use of CBD in food and beverages raises “a number of questions” and “a variety of public health concerns.”
While it’s certainly important to address contamination issues, as well as fraudulent labeling about things like concentration and purity, what the FDA is actually engaging in here is yet another attack on herbal medicine. Because botanicals like cannabis aren’t synthetic and exist in nature as opposed to a pharmaceutical lab, the FDA has no regulatory authority of them – and the agency can’t stand the fact that it holds no power over plants.
The FDA doesn’t actually care about your health, otherwise the agency would address the myriad of FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs that are killing Americans left and right. Not only is the FDA not making it a priority to address this major public health threat, the FDA isn’t even addressing it at all, even as it spends all of its time going after cannabis, raw milk, and other natural products that actually help people.
It’s important to remember that in states where cannabis is fully legal, deaths from FDA-approved pharmaceuticals are down significantly – presumably because fewer people in these legal states are actually taking pharmaceuticals. In other words, when Americans actually have the option to take natural remedies as opposed to FDA-approved synthetic “remedies,” they tend to live rather than die.
This is the truth that you’ll never hear from the FDA, which is in the business of protecting the Big Pharma drug racket at the expense of public health. If the FDA truly cared about Americans’ safety, it would have already banned nearly every pharmaceutical drug that it has approved since it first came into existence back in 1906.
Herbal remedies like cannabis and CBD existed long before the FDA was even a thought in the minds of the globalists who would prefer that nature itself be “repealed” and replaced with nothing but FDA-approved synthetic medications that do absolutely nothing good for the human body while lining the pockets of Big Pharma billionaires, many of whom also work for the FDA, by the way.
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