National Cancer Institute Says Marijuana is Helpful

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    Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®) - National Cancer Institute


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    Cannabis, also known as marijuana, originated in Central Asia but is grown worldwide today. In the United States, it is a controlled substance and is classified as a Schedule I agent (a drug with increased potential for abuse and no known medical use). The Cannabis plant produces a resin containing psychoactive compounds called cannabinoids. The highest concentration of cannabinoids is found in the female flowers of the plant.[1] As a botanical, Cannabis is difficult to study because of the lack of standardization of the botanical product due to the many climates and environments in which it is grown. Clinical trials conducted on medicinal Cannabis are limited.

    The potential benefits of medicinal Cannabis for people living with cancer include antiemetic effects, appetite stimulation, pain relief, and improved sleep. In the practice of integrative oncology, the health care provider may recommend medicinal Cannabis not only for symptom management but also for its possible direct antitumor effect.

    Cannabinoids are a group of terpenophenolic compounds found in Cannabis species (Cannabis sativa L. and Cannabis indica Lam.). This summary will review the role of Cannabis and the cannabinoids in the treatment of people with cancer and disease-related or treatment-related side effects.
     
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    When there's a groundswell of democrat support to repeal the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act and tell the DEA to back the hell off, you be sure to come and get me.

    Until then, y'all pretty much got nothin'.
     
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    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/05/13/ap-impact-years-trillion-war-drugs-failed-meet-goals/

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — After 40 years, the United States' war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives, and for what? Drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread.
    Even U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske concedes the strategy hasn't worked.
    "In the grand scheme, it has not been successful," Kerlikowske told The Associated Press. "Forty years later, the concern about drugs and drug problems is, if anything, magnified, intensified."


    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/0...on-war-drugs-failed-meet-goals/#ixzz1HwJQgGUZ
     
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    I think I'll just skip getting cancer in the first place so I don't have to smoke the noxious crap.
     
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    Bill Buckley made that observation decades ago...Dr. Ron Paul concurs.

    I don't think you could even get Bernie Sanders or Dennis Kucinnich to come out and say that the "war" on (some) drugs is an abysmal failure and needs to end.
     
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    Bernie Sanders on the Issues

    Bernie Sanders on Drugs

    Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
    Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
    Legalize medical marijuana. (Jul 2001)
     
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    If the Dems truly felt that the War on Drugs was a failure, they could have terminated it any time in 2009 or 2010.
     
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    You're right, the Democrats didn't act to stop it, but neither has the GOP at any time.
    This isn't a partisan issue.
     
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    Agreed.

    It's a Big Government Cronyist-Nanny State vs. the Rest Of Us Who Want To Be Left The Fuck Alone issue.
     
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    If marijuana is the cure to Cancer, I'd rather have the Cancer, thank you very much.

    I say that as someone who has lost several family members, including my father, to Cancer.
     

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