16th May 2017: Politicians and others lie through their teeth to stop patient access to medical pot lie signpost It’s appeared on this site before, the quote that is this article’s title. It’s taken from Granny Storm Crow’s List, a massive database detailing many of the thousands of trials and research projects demonstrating the clinical benefits of cannabis – and conveniently ignored by those who, for whatever reason, continue to oppose or impede its use as a medicine. Sadly, it’s an axiom that’s turned out to be more than appropriate to the current situation here in Australia. For it seems that no sordid lie, no attempt to mislead the public and no shameful political maneuvering by Ministers and their bureaucracy, is too big or too small in what has become a full blown war against patients trying to obtain what for many is a life-saving treatment. Abetted by ‘pets’ in the media, the callous lengths to which the establishment is prepared to go to forestall a scintilla of progress in the space has, over the last few weeks and days, become brutally – and darkly – apparent.