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Re: “Medical Marijuana Right Across the Border

Medicinal cannabis has many remarkable medicinal properties that our gover5nment should be really ashamed for hiding from its people for so long. But the truth comes out eventually, sooner or later! Marijuana gives you munchies, it has a multitude of many other remarkable medicinal properties, and we should be ashamed of ourselves for trying to hide them. At least the government should be! Cannabis prohibition is doomed to failure, as it is based on a series of total "un-realities", which no amount of repression can make "real". Cannabis is NOT physically addictive as it lacks a documented physical withdrawal syndrome, the so-called "gateway drug theory discredited as invalid, much touted by the DEA drug Marinol is not at all the same as medicinal cannabis, smoking Cannabis does not increase the risk of lung cancer, and cannabis use suppresses violent behavior. These are REALITIES! To further say that Cannabis plant does not have medicinal properties is simply delusional and is a complete "break" with "reality". If anti-Cannabis repression by the DEA and its allies were to be intensified, the rate of alcohol, cocaine, opiates, other hard drugs, alcohol, and dangerous prescription drugs would increase sharply. Neither the DEA, not its minions can make people perceive Cannabis as "unsafe", where is in reality it is quite safe, much safer than alcohol and other alternatives. With the rise of the use of alcohol/hard drugs, the amount of violence and mayhem in this society will also rise, something that every mother and wife should consider. In these hard economic times our so-called "representatives" do not even dare talking about cutting the bloated DEA budget, especially its so-called "marijuana" enforcement, while they are willing to discuss cutting everything else. This is because the DEA and its minions are very good with attaching labels, and no one wants to risk being "labeled" as "soft on drugs"! The employment drug tests have a potential of "screening out" "Picassos", and Lady GaGa's, and Willie Nelsons, but letting people like Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson slip through (if the employers are "lucky"). And to say that Cannabis Plant does not have medicinal properties is simply delusional! Cannabis prohibition, as based on glaring scientific and philosophical "un-realities" and can never succeed in the long run!

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Posted by doctorK on 03/09/2011 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Compassionate Conservative has Medical Marijuana on His Mind

I worked in several drug addiction clinics of Philadelphia, PA as a Program Physician and I have seen plenty of dependence on alcohol as well as all kinds of narcotics, tranquilizers and "anti-depressants". No wonder CNN reported recently that thousands of our veterans are "hooked" on controlled prescription drugs. However, the only questionable cases of pure "marijuana addiction" were those referred by the State parole and probation departments after failing a drug test. There is no such thing as lethal marijuana overdose, and neither is there a physical withdrawal syndrome with medical marijuana use. Also, the so-called "gateway drug" theory has been proven to be a fiction and a fantasy by the science of addiction medicine. It is also a fact that cannabis use suppresses violent behavior. All this together with the the medicinal properties of the plant that are really beyond dispute.
The following quote from a true expert summarizes the situation:: "Cannabis will one day be seen as a wonder drug, as was penicillin in the 1940s. Like penicillin, herbal marijuana is remarkably nontoxic, has a wide range of therapeutic applications and would be quite inexpensive if it were legal". Dr. Lester Grinspoon, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Los Angeles Times, May 5, 2006
The opponents of medical marijuana know that they can never prevail denying medical marijuana's remarkable medicinal qualities, so they are engaged in fear-tactics that we must see and reject!

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Posted by doctorK on 04/13/2010 at 1:14 PM

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