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Marijuana is great medicine

Nov 18, 2008 Marijuana is great medicine

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Marijuana is great medicine. It is natural and green, and lacks the very undesirable side effects of so many other medicines, including anti-depressants. It can be ingested in brownies and cookies, to avoid being smoked. Pharmaceutical companies have no financial interest in having marijuana legalized, because if it becomes legal, people can grow their own quality marijuana weed.

Here are some good links I recently found by medical professionals that detail the medicinal benefits of marijuana:

Taped interview with Donald Abrams, M.D., on medical marijuana.

"Short Term Effects of Cannabinoids in HIV Infection." This title relates to a study that is outlined here at the website for the Multidiscipliary Association for Psychedelic Studies. More details on the study are here.

"Cannabis in painful HIV-associated sensory neuropathy." This is an abstract. The full text is available by subscription here.

Marijuana, the AIDS Wasting Syndrome, and the U.S. Government: Letter to the editor for New England Journal of Medicine.

"Medical marijuana and the Supreme Court."

Here is a link to an article suggesting possible dangers from marijuana, but advocating further study.

– "Adverse effects of medical cannabinoids: a systematic review." The report says, in part:

"Short-term use of existing medical cannabinoids appeared to increase the risk of nonserious adverse events. The risks associated with long-term use were poorly characterized in published clinical trials and observational studies. High-quality trials of long-term exposure are required to further characterize safety issues related to the use of medical cannabinoids."

Jon Katz.

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