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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Most people know that theres no medical reasons, medicinal weed was an end run by the left to save the heads from jail time...its made a mess of california...
    I call bull****. It is very effective in chronic pain management and as a sleep aid. I could at the very least get rid of Savella and Ambien if it were legal.

    The American federal government vehemently resists the notion that marijuana has any potential therapeutic utility for the past five decades, and yet it unofficially continues to supply marijuana for therapeutic uses to a few medical patients under a government program.[1] For the past 29 years, marijuana has resided under the federal controlled substance classification reserved for chemical substances that serve no medical purpose.[2] Yet, during the same time that the federal government has defended this restrictive classification it has quietly recognized marijuana’s medical potential by approving the use of synthesized drugs containing many of marijuana’s active ingredients.[3]
    _With all the attention that the issue of marijuana’s medical and therapeutic utility has received, it is interesting to note that the marijuana plant has a rather extensive history of utility in other arenas aside from the medicinal and recrea

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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    There are many cancer patients that would disagree with this "ruling". Along with the bulk of the medical community.

    Even the FDA would disagree, Sativex and Marinol are cannabinoid based medications that are fully acceptable. Meanwhile, methamphetamine and cocaine enjoy schedule II status while marijuana is still schedule I. Apparently speed and coke are more medically valuable than marijuana.
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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    No you haven't. I'm really upset by this move. Alcohol is far more damaging than weed. Why don't they outlaw that? Yes, I know prohibition didn't work. I don't actually give a ****. Alcohol is bad, and it must be outlawed.

    Keep your grubby little hands off of my cheap whiskey.

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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    Keep your grubby little hands off of my cheap whiskey.
    Okay, I'm back down to a slow simmer.

    I'm telling ya, sir. If I did not have grandchildren in this State, I'd be moving to another country. And I don't even smoke or in any other way ingest weed. But my day may come (my mother died of Lewy Body Dementia, and at my last physical I was told I should have complete neurological testing to rule out either LBD or Parkinsons). If I come to a place where I need it, it better be accessible. Legal or not. I know people, I will be imbibing.

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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    This is absolutely absurd, and is plainly nothing but politics. It has nothing to do with science. Marijuana ABSOLUTELY has medical uses, and it's far less dangerous than many of the currently legal drugs like alcohol.

    I have a friend with MS who takes one bong hit 2-3 times a day. Once in the morning, once around dinner time, and maybe once in the middle if his pain is especially bad that day. His least favorite part of it is the actual high - the 20 minutes after he takes the hit. He says it slows his thinking down. But the pain-mitigating effects last for hours for him.

    And what's his legal alternative? Addictive opioid pain killers, which can cause severe side effects over the long-term, especially in someone who already has neurological problems. Pain drugs that will definitely turn him into a junkie and that will eventually compromise his quality of life, or a couple hits of weed a day? Hmmm...

    In full disclosure, I actually don't like weed. I have no horse in this race. I wouldn't smoke it even if it were legal because I just don't care for it. But this is still stupid.

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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    Marijuana and alcohol should be made illegal.

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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    Just days after the report that the Obama Administration has actually increased Drug Raids on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries......when compared to the Bush Administration......and now this?

    To all you Democrat voters that have Decriminilization and Legalization at the top of your priority list....I hope you now realize the Big Liberal Nanny State was never going to let you have your weed and smoke it too.
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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Okay, I'm back down to a slow simmer.

    I'm telling ya, sir. If I did not have grandchildren in this State, I'd be moving to another country. And I don't even smoke or in any other way ingest weed. But my day may come (my mother died of Lewy Body Dementia, and at my last physical I was told I should have complete neurological testing to rule out either LBD or Parkinsons). If I come to a place where I need it, it better be accessible. Legal or not. I know people, I will be imbibing.
    When the pills aren't working and life gets too ****ty I do take a couple of hits. I try not to though, as if I am caught with it I become a criminal.

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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    Quote Originally Posted by Иосиф Сталин View Post
    Marijuana and alcohol should be made illegal.
    Yeah, that worked so well during prohibition.

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    Re: U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    When the pills aren't working and life gets too ****ty I do take a couple of hits. I try not to though, as if I am caught with it I become a criminal.
    I hear ya.

    This is reminding me of a comic I saw probably 20 years ago, I wish I could remember his name. He was talking about what it will be like when Boomers hit the nursing homes. "Roll this joint, Timmy; grandpa's hands are a little stiff today." Music over the intercom, "Whip it! Whip it REAL GOOD."

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