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    Re: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    LOL !!

    Yea, what hack physician would have their diabetic patients change their diet ??

    LMAO !!

    Yea, thats NEVER a treatment option for the Millions of Americans who are suffering from type 1 or 2 diabetes.

    Are you High now ???
    Oh, I'm sorry, you meant SOME PEOPLE can control their blood sugar with diet, and many others cannot! You should have said so...

    My mom is fit and trim and has been her whole life - never been bigger than a size 4 - eats a good diet, and takes drugs to control her blood sugar. [Hint: google 'diabetes genetic links']

    I suppose with cancer you meant that healthy people with functioning immune systems USUALLY don't get cancer. And this is nearly always true except for the millions of exceptions....
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    Re: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    LOL !!

    Yea, what hack physician would have their diabetic patients change their diet ??

    LMAO !!
    Do you even understand the difference between type 1 and type 2?

    Frankly I am pretty agnostic about recreational uses of marijuana. Everyone I know has used it at some point in their past with no harm done.

    Dark beer is my poison so I guess I feel like a hypocrite wagging a finger at someone who likes to vaporize marijuana.(It is no longer smoked, B.T.W.) It certainly can be abused like most drugs- including beer.

    The point is that it has demonstrable medical uses and that is a fact. After all these many, many years it has been poorly studied because of the lunatic demonization and misinformation.

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    Re: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    I have Chrohn's disease. Cannabis has been proven to alleviate the pain from this disease. And it is far more effective than the dangerous steroid drugs that Doctors are quick to put you on. I have a milder case than others so I rarely consume cannabis, however it does work.
    Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he can sit in a boat, drinking beer all day while you fool around with his Woman.

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    Re: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    Not my experience at all. I didn't like SSRIs and was only on them for a few months, but to compare the effect to a case of beer is pretty absurd.
    Not directly comparing the two.
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    Re: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Not directly comparing the two.
    Right, but living on SSRIs wasn't debilitating (and I can only assume that was the point of your drinking a case of beer analogy) and didn't really affect my need to deal with life. All it did was somewhat balance my brain chemistry so I wasn't battling depression AND all that live throws at all of us.

    The bottom line is I don't believe depression caused by an chemical imbalance in my brain is any less legitimate to address with drugs than is, say, elevated blood sugar (for people who can't achieve the necessary levels through diet and exercise). For all other medical conditions like that, we attack the source of the problem (e.g. blood sugar) and do not tell patients not to worry about the 200 readings after a meal, just learn to deal with passing out every now and then when those levels crash and hit the floor. If diet, exercise, supplements etc. don't work, as they often will not, we put them on drugs to control chemistry imbalances. And no one blinks an eye. So why is depression different?

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    Re: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    That's a pretty sweeping indictment. Got any evidence for it?

    At the societal level, the by FAR largest destructive force related to MJ is the War on Drugs that has wasted $10s or $100s of billions, and ruined millions of lives, while enriching a few drug lords, in a futile battle to curtail usage that will never succeed because intelligent, responsible people have used it safely, without ill effects for generations now and so completely disregard the kind of fear mongering stated above.
    Uhm, the OP ???

    Did you read it ?

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    Re: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    This thread sadly confirms my belief that this nation is overwhelmingly in a doctor-prescribed or self-induced trance.

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    Re: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    I have Chrohn's disease. Cannabis has been proven to alleviate the pain from this disease. And it is far more effective than the dangerous steroid drugs that Doctors are quick to put you on. I have a milder case than others so I rarely consume cannabis, however it does work.
    No person would deny anyone a medical need for someone genuinely in need. But the "medicinal" aspect of this is comical. You know 99.9999 percent of those buyers just wanted to get high.

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    Re: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    No person would deny anyone a medical need for someone genuinely in need. But the "medicinal" aspect of this is comical. You know 99.9999 percent of those buyers just wanted to get high.
    Where do you get that info? Most people who use medicinal marijuana have a documented medical need to use it.
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    Re: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Where do you get that info? Most people who use medicinal marijuana have a documented medical need to use it.
    You know how hard it is to a get a "prescription" for oxycontin in Florida? About as hard as it was to get one for marijuana in San Francisco.

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