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Feds Continue Counteractive Crackdown on Medical Marijuana While Lamenting Painkiller Overdose Deaths … The government claims to fight the War on Drugs in the name of our health and safety, yet is complicit in the rising addiction to opioid pharmaceuticals that kill Americans.
The Associated Press has crunched the numbers regarding the massive increase of oxycodone use in the United States from 2000-2010. It comes as no surprise to us at The Stash, given that the DEA has approved a 1200% increase in oxycodone production during the medical marijuana era. When asked why the DEA would allow such a massive increase in the production of a dangerous Schedule II substance with high potential for abuse, DEA Special Agent Gary Boggs explained that they have to make enough oxy for the abusers to ensure the patients get their share. No, seriously…
“What you have to understand,” Boggs replied, “is that you do have legitimate patients and they’re fishing from the same pond that the illegitimate patients are fishing from, so you have to be cautious not to restrict the quota to the point that when the legitimate parties go to the pool, all the fish haven’t been taken out by the illegitimate parties.”
AP found that in some places, oxycodone sales are up 1600%. Its pharmaceutical cousin, hydrocodone, saw sales rise 300%-500% in some rural areas.
(AP) The increases have coincided with a wave of overdose deaths, pharmacy robberies and other problems in New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Florida and other states. Opioid pain relievers, the category that includes oxycodone and hydrocodone, caused 14,800 overdose deaths in 2008 alone, and the death toll is rising, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
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