“[Medical marijuana] is the greatest hoax ever perpetuated. I feel sorry for people reaching out for straws with cancer”
-Glenn Bozar, Upland City Councilmember
With all due respect to Upland Councilmember Glenn Bozar, he is spouting the same nonsense that some politicians and many in the federal government have fed us for decades. A simple Google search would show Mr. Bozar that there are many mainstream medical experts and medical associations who believe that marijuana has real medical value for patients in need.
Bozar is not alone, even some of these experts once shared his view.
“I mistakenly believed the Drug Enforcement Agency listed marijuana as a schedule 1 substance because of sound scientific proof. Surely, they must have quality reasoning as to why marijuana is in the category of the most dangerous drugs that have ‘no accepted medicinal use and a high potential for abuse.’
“They didn’t have the science to support that claim, and I now know that when it comes to marijuana neither of those things are true. It doesn’t have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications. In fact, sometimes marijuana is the only thing that works.
“We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my own role in that.”
-Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Associate Chief of Neurosurgery, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent
Luckily, it is up to Upland voters to decide this November who to believe.
Vote YES on Measure U!