Monday, April 27, 2009

A lesson in spin

A press release about how cannabis-based ointments MAY help control those horrible staph-type infections people get in hospitals was qualified by the following cautionary statement about the language in the media release. Prohibitionists, researchers and journalists seeking dramatic headlines with shock-horror stories about drugs would do well to be so honest.

Forward-Looking Statements 
This Press Release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. A statement containing works such as “anticipate,” “seek,” intend,” “believe,” “plan,” “estimate,” “expect,” "project," "plan," or similar phrases may be deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Some or all of the events or results anticipated by these forward-looking statements may not occur. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include the future U.S. and global economies, the impact of competition, and the Company’s reliance on existing regulations regarding the use and development of cannabis-based drugs. Cannabis Science, Inc. does not undertake any duty nor does it intend to update the results of these forward-looking statements. 

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