Two of America's largest criminal drug dealers recently reached a $10 billion settlement for their role in America's opioid crisis that has cost tens of thousands of deaths and countless lives destroyed for the past several years. As part of this settlement, nobody goes to prison, and these drug dealers get to keep pushing their harmful drugs. They even get to spread out their criminal payments over several years so they don't suffer any business loss. The CDC had originally issued stricter guidelines for prescribing opioids in an effort to reduce illegal use and addictions, but a couple of weeks ago they backtracked on those guidelines making it easier for doctors to continue prescribing opioids. Deaths resulting from prescription pharmaceutical drugs far exceed deaths due to illegal street drugs, and it is not even close. The "war on drugs" started during the 1970s has created several generations now of mind-controlled drug users who incorrectly believe that illegal drugs are dangerous, while their prescription drugs are safe. The most commonly used "illegal drug" used by millions of Americans today is cannabis, or marijuana. While cannabis use has increased in the U.S. for both recreational and medical reasons, the pharma-funded corporate media continues to demonize it, and for good reason. Marijuana is best known for its recreational use, but if you can bypass the corporate censorship that obviously sees marijuana as a threat to patented pharmaceutical drugs, you will learn that the therapeutic benefits to marijuana are absolutely amazing. And some doctors are actually using medical marijuana to get people off of deadly opioids. According to data retrieved from the FDA due to a Freedom of Information Act request, nobody has ever died as a result of using marijuana, making it one of the safest natural drugs available, in spite of what you may be hearing and reading from the pharma-controlled corporate media.