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Medical marijuana not as effective as previously thought. Should this study affect the legalization talks?
posted by bytecode (7 comments total)

 
"The bottom line is that there is not enough human research to draw any significant conclusions," she said in an interview. "Overall, I'm very enthusiastic about the future of cannabinoids, but there is a lot of work to be done in improving the drugs."

I'm not sure this is article is news, so much as it is an argument from those against medical cannabis. It's medical worthiness has always been in dispute.
posted by dong_resin at 5:59 AM on July 6, 2001


rrrrr. It's medical worthiness is only in dispute because of the social stigma surrounding marijuana. The problem with this article is that it only addresses "cannabinoids (cannabis in pill or injectable form)" as a medical marijuana.

Simply put, smoking real marijuana is a far more effiecient method of delivering the drug than ingesting or injecting a chemical analogue. If anything, this article affirms the fact that medical marijuana cannot be compromised with any thing other than the herb itself. Few people, if any, have ever been harmed from smoking marijuana. Many people have been helped through chronic pain and agony. That the government forbids a member of society to seek relief through a safe, harmless, and NATURAL method is utterly unconscionable.
posted by gnutron at 6:37 AM on July 6, 2001


If the link above doesn't work for you (it didn't for me), this one should.
posted by cCranium at 6:47 AM on July 6, 2001


I can't remember where I read it but a study by a group of well respected doctors concluded that cannabis was the safest known natural drug on the planet. If anyone remembers this and could provide a link, I would love to read it in it's full context again.
posted by twistedonion at 7:30 AM on July 6, 2001


There's an oft-quoted phrase by a "DEA judge" (whatever that is) that marijuana is "one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man", in a 1988 administrative ruling. You can probably find something here.
posted by dhartung at 4:23 PM on July 6, 2001


"The bottom line is that there is not enough human research to draw any significant conclusions,"

More lies. I've done enough research alone for 1000 studies, they never came to me.
posted by victors at 5:02 PM on July 6, 2001


Medical marijuana not as effective as previously thought.

one occasionally finds this to be true with recreational marijuana as well...

Should this study affect the legalization talks?

uh... should what now?
posted by quonsar at 12:48 AM on July 7, 2001


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