US Health Secretary Says There’s ‘No Such Thing As Medical Marijuana’

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The U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has denied the existence of medical marijuana.

Azar is also a lawyer, pharmaceutical lobbyist and former drug company executive.

During a press conference, Azar claimed “there really is no such thing as medical marijuana.” when responding to a question about what role he sees it playing as an alternative to opioids for pain relief.

“There really is no such thing as medical marijuana,” Azar said. “There is no FDA-approved use of marijuana, a botanical plant. I just want to be very clear about that.” Azar stated.

He was attending a conference in Kettering to promote a $750 million dollar public-private partnership to allegedly create an alternative pharmaceutical pain treatment.

Natural Blaze reports: But his statement that medical marijuana does not exist would come as news to the large portion of people who all ready use it, and even the state of Ohio itself that is issuing state licenses to build medical marijuana cultivation facilities such as the one in Yellow Springs.

His reasoning, of course, is that the FDA has yet to approve any use of marijuana; therefore, if the FDA hasn’t approved it – it doesn’t exist.

Instead of allowing Americans their right to access plants, Azar stated that “over $750 million dollars just in 2019 alone is going to be dedicated towards the National Institutes of Health working in public-private partnership to try and develop the next generation of pain therapies that are not opioids.”


  1. Can’t have a plant that grows faster than most weeds and costs practically NOTHINGTO cultivate, in competition with multimillion dollar opiods PUT OUT by the pharmaceutical industry??

  2. When are we going to get rid of all these criminally stupid people running our govt??? This man is totally ignoring numerous research studies on MJ and how it helps with uncountable health issues. It is known as the best substance to use for childrens seizures (from vaxines). Little children with this problem sometimes have hundreds of seizures within one minute and the MJ stops it right in its tracks. Its a godsend for parents and kids with this problem. This jerk wants to see children and their parents suffer apparently. F him, he will soon be gone when Trump finishes house cleaning.

    • LOL!! He wont be going anywhere. President Trump might just put a stop to any state using it for recreational purposes by the end of this year.

  3. The only true medical purpose that thc actually works is in treating glaucoma….. when used in drops form. Anything else is just for a high.

  4. FreedomFighter:::: you sound like a U.S. Government operative!! You sound just like someone who has n ever tried marijuana in his life! Obviously you are not aware of BIG PHARMA who makes over 1,000,000,000,000 a year, and they dont like competition!! They KNOW of the medical benefits of marijuana , and as we are typing are working on many High bred versions of Marijuana. I am assuming that you have , A, never tried marijuana, or B, you are a , what we call where i come from a ( Educated Idiot ). My son uses marijuana where it is legal, and his episodes of severe depression have leveled out dramatically. Or maybe you havent seen where cancer patients are surviving because of the <( munchies<) , and because of the munchies are able too keep their strength up and survive their Chemo-therapy!!! Oh btw i dont give a rats ass if i am not a good typer, so dont play me off too a dumb hick, or a uneducated person because while you are spewing off your BS , the rest of us WHO ARE IN REALITY!!,know of the benefits. So please do the rest of us a favor and get a Joint, and try it . Then maybe you can say OMG! , this stuff is great, and i have great dreams, and i can truly taste just how awful that Big Mac is with all its GMO, and other Unmentional things in it!! , or yum yum how about that wonderful chicken mc nugget, yum yum. Because it sounds like too me that you have eaten too many GMOs, and have lost about half of your brain cells in the process. I truly hope you can get back some of your brain cells eating good food that our Father made, long ago , which makes us smart and wise. I truly hope you get your brain back soon cause GOD knows you need it. signed no one.

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