Is medical marijuana good medicine?

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    Is medical marijuana good medicine?

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    HG, have you ever known an Afro boy who didn't use pot? (be careful about pissing on your credibility)

    Medical pot is a joke. It may have some benefits, but these benefits can be had from other drugs, including THC pills. These medical pot stores are a joke, headshops covered by only the thinnest veil of medical purpose. Afros are a joke.

    Medical pot laws are nothing but the fruit of people who long for legalized recreational marijuana. Pot should be legal, but it shouldn't be gained with a shithead approach.
     
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    Jesus you are thick, people of every race use pot jack ass. Don't even try to sit here and say white people don't smoke.:eusa_liar:
     
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    It's good for what ails ya
     
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    This is my opinion on it...

    I think "smoking your medicine" is silly.... BUT... if it were legal and not so GAWD DAMNED expensive, because its illegal, folks would not have to smoke it.

    I know first hand that marijuana helps with my back pain... but I also know that if you cough wrong... your back will pay a very steep price.

    As for cancer and AIDS patients... it works great for appetitie.

    Weed is a bag of mixed blessings.

     
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    First of all marijuana isn't medicine. It doesn't cure anything and in fact it's continued use probably has the same cancer factor as cigarettes. Marijuana is just another pain killer for mild as well as psychological and imagined pain.
     
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    Medical marijuana was the wrong way to go right from the start.

    What folks don't realize is that the early tests for medical usage of pot was funded by an anti-drug government which would pay for anti-drug research very generously - the propaganda machine working at peak efficiency. The samples actually tested were pretty much rope-quality hemp which made it nearly impossible to accurately disprove the government's stance. Most medical research on pot is either non-existent or highly suspect. Since a lot of doctors are being introduced to the anecdotal evidence of herbal/holistic remedies, the "Hell, it can't hurt" position is what won out.

    But it's still wrong because it's still not the whole truth.
     
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    I'm recalling one government sponsored "scientific study" back in the 70s in which five laboratory chimps were used to prove that inhaling marijuana smoke was harmful. It turned out the study was conducted by immobilizing the chimps, attaching respiratory masks to them and pumping enough marijuana smoke into their lungs to suffocate them -- which in fact it actually did to one of them.

    It was also learned that the marijuana used in most if not all of these "government studies" is taken from seized evidence plants most of which is grossly contaminated with toxic pesticides and growth-inducing hormones.
     
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    First off, you're on the wrong foot logically.
    Pot doesn't cure anything that we know of, due to a lack of studies and a lot of reliance on anecdotal reports. We just don't have enough evidence to make the claim that it doesn't "cure". However, "cure" is only one aspect of medical treatment - controlling symptoms is the other side of the equation. Ibuprophen doesn't "cure" headaches, it controls the symptoms of headaches. And pot is used to control a lot of different symptoms. So is jasmine tea.

    The 2nd part of your statement that pot carries the same cancer risks as cigarettes has been proven and refuted so many times now that it's nearly impossible to believe either story. The biggest issue seems to be the inhalation of particulates produced by burning a substance (ANY substance), since this simply breaks down the complex structure into constituent materials - some of which MAY contribute to the probability of cancer. Evaporation techniques that are used now may actually improve the safety issues.

    There's one other issue that we need to keep in mind - especially when we touch on the negative medical side-effects of using weed. Every drug - whether it works or not - has a certain risk of side-effects. Ibuprophen (for example) can cause your liver to fail, leading to a very painful death. And, have you been watching the medicine ads on TV with the 20 seconds of what you use it for followed by 40 seconds of how it could make your life a living hell?

    Pot is a LOT more than a mild pain-killer. Some evidence has suggested that the psychotropic qualities touch the areas in the brain related to the thought of God, something that would explain the spiritual usage by some cultures.
     
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    First of all you really don't know what you're talking about -- and I don't say that to offend. It's simply a fact.

    Anything which imparts a confirmed palliative effect on a biological affliction or ailment may be regarded as a medicine -- even if the AMA chooses not to formalize it as such. One example of this is the simple fact that marijuana is best described as an extremely potent, natural tranquilizer, possibly the most effective tranquilizer available -- and it is not addictive, nor can one overdose on it.

    Another confirmed medical application of marijuana is that of enabling chemotherapy patients to swallow and digest food without the usual vomiting effect. This well established benefit is unquestionably a bona fide medical application.

    Those are just two rather well-known medical applications of marijuana. There are many more. If you wish to remain ignorant of the facts and rely on the spurious propaganda put forth by the anti-marijuana special interests that's up to you. But if you wish to educate yourself and know what you're talking about, why not do some simple research? Here is a good place to start: Introduction

    As for the erroneous notion about smoking marijuana having the same cancer factor as cigarettes, consider the following simple fact as just one example of why you couldn't be more wrong. If you look closely at any commercially available cigarette you will see a series of faint lines circling its entire length. These lines are dried potassium nitrate which is applied to the paper to keep the cigarette burning. Inhaling potassium nitrate is carcinogenic. This chemical is not present on Bambu or any other cigarette rolling paper.

    Also consider how many chemicals are added to commercially manufactured tobacco. Many of these components are known carcinogenics. Cleanly grown marijuana contains none of these chemicals.

    So it's up to you whether you prefer to continue parroting Reefer Madness nonsense or to know what you're talking about. As a final thought, I do not recommend smoking marijuana -- or anything else. But smoking is not the only way to enjoy the benefits of marijuana, nor is it the best way. And that is a very important thing to know.
     

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