Marijuana, Colorado, FDA discussed on Lars Larson
To seven seven emails. Go to talk at LARs Larson dot com. A lot of states in America legalized pot. I think that's problematic. And I think I've predicted that they're going to be a number of unforeseen circumstances. Because of that fact, we're seeing some of it already and now just having legalized pot. The state of Colorado is talking about legalizing magic mushrooms, and they're characterizing it as medicine strange. The kind of things that we think of as medicine these days. Jeff hunt is the vice president of public policy at Colorado Christian university, and the director of the centennial institute, Jeff, you're right there at ground zero of this magic mushroom nonsense. I'll tell you right up. Front. I don't think much of the idea, and nor the idea that somehow this is going to be great medicine for people who have mental problems already that giving them some, you know, Silla Sivan mushrooms, a hallucinogen might be the way to addresses problems. But give me your take on it. Exactly, right. And I agree a hundred percent with you know, the the challenge with this is that when you take a psychedelic mushroom you trip to psychedelic trip for three to six hours. And there's no sense of how this is going to affect your body. The term how much you can take how it's going to interact with other medicines. And LARs like you mentioned we've had we have a real problem with marijuana in the state of Colorado we've seen marijuana related traffic fatalities. Spike a hundred fifty one percent since the legalization of marijuana. The Colorado department transportation is named this one of their biggest problem because over sixty percent. Nearly seventy percent of people say they have smoked and driven over thirty percent smoke and drive on a daily basis and ten percent, say smoking helps them drive better. So we have a serious problem here already marijuana. And now we're adding psychedelic mushrooms to the Nixon they're following the exact same. Same playbook that marijuana did arguing that there's medicinal properties of this. We need to decriminalize it. We did that in Denver two thousand five with marijuana. And by two thousand twelve we had legalized it. And today, it's a fully commercialized operation with an industry trying to get as many people hooked on the drug as they can. And unfortunately, you can see the writing on the wall that mushrooms following the exact same playbook marijuana, do here's what I don't understand. We have an I complain about it on a regular basis that the FDA has an approval process for legitimate medicine that routinely runs twelve to fifteen years and it routinely disqualifies real medicines. And it takes a long long time. Sometimes even makes people wait so long. It's it'd be terrible to find out. You have a disease. There's a drug for it. But it won't be approved for a decade and you'll be dead in a couple of years. But that's literally what Americans here in some cases from the FDA and at the same time. That we have hyper regulation of legitimate medicines. That are coming out of the pharmaceutical industry. We've got people out sort of inventing these Homebrew medicines. Well, marijuana cures, everything CBD oil cures everything magic mushrooms. Now. I'm not going to be the guy who stupid enough to say that some of these things might be good for some ailments. But, but it's it's like it's like we've gotten hooked on the idea that because it's been around for thousands of years pot or mushrooms, or whatever that somehow the Homebrew version is better what I wonder is. What are we gonna do when the government signs off and says, okay, you can take it as medicine, and I'm sure recreational come right knee hind dad, and then we find out that there is a side effect or we find out that as you say people use it. They drive vehicles. They go to work. They have industrial accidents. They cause industrial accidents people get hurt people get killed, and we're going to say, so who do you blame? The magic mushroom farmer down the road. You know, just just over there across the bridge. I mean, at least with the legitimate pharmaceutical business, which by the way is being sued by a lot of people saying, well, you push this stuff. Whether it's Oxycontin or not they're making the argument that if you made this drug, and you went through all the federal approvals, and then somebody got hooked on it somebody overdosed on it. Somebody died because of it. It's your fault. But in this case, they're inventing a kind of drug. I'm not even sure you'd be able to trace it back to where it originally came from Kenya. And what we're seeing is the resurrection a big tobacco all over again with marijuana and the big tobacco companies are already getting involved with it. And so I think you know, we we've seen this play out before we're going to see it play out again. But you know, if there are medicinal properties of psychedelic mushrooms by all means, let's identify them. We've done that with marijuana. There's a new drug that came out that was that kind of went through the FDA to rather quick pace dialects they recognize it could help people with epileptic seizures good. And so they got it through their doctors know how much to prescribe interacts with your other drugs, and they treat it like just every other drug the FDA has recognized that there are probably some aspects that are that are beneficial. And so they've they've what they've done is. They've fast-tracked it the working through the FDA to do that. But what you get from the proponents in Colorado is like you mentioned LARs this idea that it's a miracle drug. This thing is going to cure cancer that it's going to help with PTSD that it's going to help with Alzheimer's that it's going to do everything out there. And it's it's it's a lie, and we're going to run experiments, whether we do it through the FDA we do it on the general public, which is what we're doing with marijuana. We are running experiments, and unfortunately, there's a lot of innocent people that went with these drugs that are harmed by it. And even people that consume it that are can deal on sex from it, and Jeff I want to alert you. I mean, I live in a state Washington state that has legalized recreational pot. I work my studios state, Oregon that has legalized recreational pot, and they've grown too much of it. The the state itself says the state of Oregon has six and a half years supply from just the last couple of years of legal production. And they've said so about a billion dollars a year is illegally leaving the state. So the minute Colorado legalizes Silla Sivan mushrooms and says their legal here. I have a feeling that Colorado's going to become a supplier to a lot of other states who never signed off on this. And I think the states have a right to decide we want it legal here, or we don't a number of states have legalized that number of states have not. And and and when that state then has other people say, well, I've grown here in Colorado. I can't sell it here because the markets filled. That's happened with pot. So I'll sell it. Elsewhere. And also a big markup because as long as it stays illegal in some states it'll be hugely expensive. And it'll be a big so were generating the kind of business that we've seen has generated gang activity shootings killings all over America. An awful lot of the violence that happens in American cities is tied back to the legal drug trade. And when you legalize and so if they say, well, the answer is to legalize it everywhere. Don't those states have a right to decide we don't want the problems that come with this. Oh, yeah. You know, that's been a convenient argument for the marijuana industry state's rights, but they'll quickly abandoned that the minute that they believe that they can legalize it nationally, and they'll force it upon states. That's a real problem. We've seen a huge spike and black market marijuana here in Colorado. They can operate in plain in plain sight, huge foreign cartel problems. In fact, PBS not necessarily conservative big a big documentary on it and the growth of the black market in Colorado. And California's got a big black black market problem too. So, you know, this is going to be an ongoing problem. And unfortunately, we're running the wrong direction. And we're seeing a lot of the same arguments on marijuana now with psychedelic mushrooms, I think other states are going to say this as well. And unfortunately, when the government says, I we're gonna decriminalize it or we're going to legalize it sends a message that this drug is harmless. And people start to consume it. And for for example, in the state of Colorado we've seen tripling and the amount of people going to the emergency room as a result of marijuana consumption. I don't doubt a Jeff thanks very much. I appreciate the update from Colorado, by the way, the key to every great road trip a full tank of gas and full stomachs..