June 13, 2001
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What your government isn't telling you:
Pot Cures Cancer
posted by lagado (16 comments total)
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posted by lagado at 8:42 PM on June 13, 2001


posted by Hackworth at 8:56 PM on June 13, 2001

hacksworth you bastard. took my words.
posted by jcterminal at 8:57 PM on June 13, 2001

Yeah, this story annoyed me when I when I saw it last year. It puts the recent Supreme Court ruling into a different light.

Looking back to that entry, this still disturbs me more.
posted by john at 9:35 PM on June 13, 2001

I really don't think anyone is gonna put it better than Hackworth.
posted by dong_resin at 9:43 PM on June 13, 2001

Who knows if this would really hold up under further scientific scrutiny? (though it is unlikely that the DEA will permit such scrutiny).
I still think this is only of minor importance when it comes to debates over drug legalization.
We should stay focused on the main point: marijuana is a mild intoxicant, which many people enjoy, and which is demonstrably less harmful than alcohol. Criminalizing it as we currently do is ludicrous, and vastly more harmful to individuals and to society than anything the drug itself can do. So let's decriminalize it. End of story.
posted by Rebis at 11:50 PM on June 13, 2001

On the other hand... Bob Marley?
posted by talos at 1:12 AM on June 14, 2001

Those damn Feds. They can't hide the truth from us.
posted by Mrmuhnrmuh at 1:30 AM on June 14, 2001

I really liked the Ah-ha Phenomenon. Great work. (ducking)
posted by ZachsMind at 1:51 AM on June 14, 2001

Research, research, research. That's what we need. And then a little bit more research. This really shows how damaging the 'head in the sand' approach to currently illegal drugs can be. Of course, the research doesn't always produce positive results but that's the point - we don't know until we investigate.
posted by MUD at 4:20 AM on June 14, 2001


This research also indicates:

Dr Mittleman said: "The risk associated with marijuana use is about the same as the risk we found for strenuous physical exercise, and a little higher than that observed for sexual intercourse."

But I agree that we need more of it.

Maybe if elder Barbara Bush gets leukemia or another serious illness, then discovers that pot helps reduce the pain, George Junior will have a change of heart.
posted by 4midori at 9:11 AM on June 14, 2001

I can picture pharmaceutical companies lining up their lobbyists and scientists.
People growing their own medicine? What would our stockholders think?
posted by keithl at 10:20 AM on June 14, 2001

Go Rebis! I'm all for industrial uses of hemp, medical uses of marijuana, etc., but the arguments for decriminalization stand aside from all that -- it is an issue of personal liberty.
posted by sylloge at 1:30 PM on June 14, 2001

So I assume that it also might have a preventative effect? Hmmmm
posted by fooljay at 3:35 PM on June 14, 2001

I guess it cures cancer as long as you don't inhale it into your lungs.
posted by lagado at 4:53 PM on June 14, 2001

Well, time to make some brownies then.

"Fuzzy Feeling Anti-Cancer Brownie Treats!"

Who wants to fund me? :-)
posted by cCranium at 11:30 AM on June 15, 2001

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